£200m investment to transform older people’s care

Staveley Centre, Derbyshire County Council's first residential and community care centre
Staveley Centre, Derbyshire County Council's first residential and community care centre

PLANS for a massive £200 million investment to transform residential and community care have been revealed by Derbyshire County Council.

The ambitious scheme will see care centres replaced with modern apartments.

Derbyshire County Council leader Councillor Andrew Lewer said: “These plans are a major leap forward in the way we care for older people.

“We want everyone to have their own front door and live independently for as long as possible. When people need extra support these plans mean they would have more choice and could expect buildings and services that meet modern standards and expectations.”

The first nine residential homes that could be affected by the plan include Holmelea in Tibshelf, New Basset House in Shirebrook, Derwent House in Newbold and The Spinney in Brimington.

For more on the story see this week’s Derbyshire Times.