Plans to meet the care and support needs of York’s older people are continuing to gather pace with the submission of a planning application to extend the facilities at Glen Lodge Extra Care facility.
The proposals are part of the council’s plans to modernise accommodation for older people in the city giving them more choice and control about the care and support they receive, as well as meeting the increased demand: in the next 15 years the number of people aged over 75 will increase by 50%.
The plans will go through the normal planning process and be considered by the Planning Committee in the new year.
They involve building 25 new flats and two bungalows, each having access to 24/7 ‘extra care’ support, providing residents with flexible care in their own home. Each of the homes has been specially designed to meet the meets of people with complex care needs, including dementia.
The proposals have met with support from residents and neighbours and, if approved, building will begin in 2016 and be completed by summer 2017.