An independent survey has found that some of our older care homes need a lot of work to bring them up to modern standards, including rewiring and this work could cost more than £34 million.
Even if repairs were carried out, some of the homes are no longer fit for the purpose of providing high quality care for older people with increasingly complex needs.
Our Older People’s Housing, Accommodation and Support Strategy also projects there will be less need for traditional residential care beds in the future. All this means we have to consider whether significant expenditure on these homes would be a good use of public money.
The homes proposed for closure are:
- Ladycross House, Travers Road, Sandiacre
- Beechcroft, Nursery Avenue, West Hallam
- East Clune, West Street, Clowne (including East Clune Day Centre)
- Holmlea, Waverley Street, Tibshelf
- The Spinney, Landsdowne Road, Brimington
- Goyt Valley House, Jubilee Street, New Mills
- Gernon Manor, Haddon Road, Bakewell
The homes proposed for refurbishment are:
- Briar Close House, Briar Close, Borrowash
- Rowthorne, Rowthorne Avenue, Swanwick
- New Bassett House, Park Avenue, Shirebrook
If you are affected by these proposals, we appreciate that this will be a worrying time for you and we will do everything we can to support you through this difficult time. We have a policy of seeking to redeploy staff wherever possible and would look to find alternative employment within the council for as many of you as possible.
We’d also like to reassure you that no decisions will be made about the future of any of the homes until we have considered all the responses we receive as part of the consultation.
The consultation will run until 24 April 2020. Read more about our strategy for care homes and have your say on our care home plans.