Independent condition surveys
Independent surveys were carried out on all of the council's older care homes which looked at the condition of the buildings - including their suitability, structure, roofing, wiring, fire safety measures, heating systems and kitchens.
The independent surveys contained estimates for the cost of work on the homes. It should be noted that these costs are estimates as at May 2019 and are not likely to fully reflect the actual costs of refurbishment.
A 12-week consultation has now launched to give Derbyshire residents their chance to have a say on proposals to close seven homes and to refurbish and keen open three.