Hull care facilities built with £83m grant
People choosing a care home in Hull will soon have their choices extended by a £83 million grant for three housing developments for older and vulnerable people.
The Department of Health has awarded the money to the city in order to support the three developments, which will provide over 200 supported homes, with a focus on dementia care, reports the East Riding Mail.
Developments will help residents live independently for longer and will incorporate communal health facilities, including treatment rooms which will be utilised for chiropody, flu jabs, changing dressings and much more.
Angela Dunn, head of social care and housing at Hull City Council, told the newspaper that the success of the Private Finance Initiative bid was "fantastic".
"We will now be able to press ahead with developing these extra care schemes to provide more support for older and vulnerable people to live independent lives," she said.
Meanwhile, another care facility is set to be opened in Yorkshire, giving people choosing a care home a wealth of options to pick from.
The South Yorkshire Times reports that the new care facility being built in Dearne, to house 48 residents, will be opened in August.
Posted by Nigel Murphy