Plans to build new care facilities for older people and people with dementia in Wyre have been approved.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council’s Development Control Committee approved the plans for the new buildings, one of which will replace the current Bowgreave Rise Home for Older People in Garstang.
The application included full detailed plans for a new three-storey 45-bed care home. This will provide specialised support for people living with dementia.
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Outline plans for an additional new extra care service comprising 65 one and two bedroomed apartments were also approved.
These plans followed an eight-week consultation last year with residents, families and other key stakeholders on a proposal for the future of Bowgreave Rise.
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Ian Crabtree, director of adult disability and care services, said: “We’re pleased these plans have been approved.
“The new care home will be a modern replacement for the existing Bowgreave Rise Home, which was built in 1970 and has an old fashioned layout which makes it difficult to meet modern quality standards. Each resident will have their own en-suite bedroom and there will be communal facilities. Current staff will move to the new home to ensure a continuity of care.
“The new care home will be built next to the existing one and will be fully operational before the existing service is closed.
“The extra care facility will provide more complex support to meet people’s needs as they change over time. Each flat will have its own bathroom, kitchen/lounge and bedroom or bedrooms, and there will also be communal facilities including a restaurant and lounge for residents.”
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The next stage of the planning process will be to submit a more detailed full application for the extra care service.
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