A planning application for a new care home and an extra care scheme at Bowgreave Rise, Garstang has been submitted by Lancashire County Council.Advertisement
The new care home is set to replace the old and outdated home.
It will offer an up to date and modern environment for residents, including people with dementia.
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The extra care scheme will provide flexible support for older people.
It will include self-contained flats where people have their own lounge, bedroom and kitchen.
There will also be communal facilities for residents to enjoy.
The new care home will be opened and brought into operation before the existing home is closed.
This will ensure people at the existing home continue to receive the support they need throughout the process.
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County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: “We’ve submitted our plans for these modern care facilities, which will help improve care for older people and people with dementia in the area.
“There will now be a consultation where residents, their families, local people and other interested parties can share their views on the planning application for the home, which includes the design for the buildings.
“The responses will be carefully considered before any decisions are made.
“Staff at the current Bowgreave Rise Residential Home do an absolutely superb job. This was recognised when the home was rated as ‘good’ at its last CQC inspection earlier this year.
“The standard of care provided by our team here is already excellent. These new developments will ensure the buildings and facilities are brought up-to-date if they are approved.”
The application is being considered through Lancashire County Council’s planning process, which is used for consideration of all applications relating to county council buildings.
To read details of the planning application, click here.
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