Elderly care plans set out in Bracknell

Posted on 12 July 2011

Local authorities in Bracknell have adopted a new strategy designed to improve accommodation and support for older people who are paying for care.

Some £1.5 million will be dedicated to the Older Persons Accommodation and Support Services Strategy in 2014-15, which also identified the preferred locations where housing for 350 people can be built, the Bracknell Forest Standard reports.

Dale Birch, executive member for adult services at Bracknell Forest Council, said the decision was made in response to the ageing population of the local area.

"They want accommodation they can stay in for as long as they can, that is in an area where they choose and also if thing don't go so well, they want support close by and cost effective," he told the newspaper.

It follows a major shake-up of elderly care services in York, where the York Press reports that three new super care homes could replace the nine existing facilities.

Posted by Natalie Edwards

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