Independent surveys found that many of our older homes need extensive work to bring them up to modern care standards, including rewiring.
We launched a consultation in to the future of 10 of these homes and received almost 1,200 responses from the public.
Cabinet has now agreed not to close any of its care homes until suitable alternative provision is in place and to refurbish others.
The homes originally considered for closure were:
- 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 were:
- Briar Close House, Briar Close, Borrowash
- Rowthorne, Rowthorne Avenue, Swanwick
- New Bassett House, Park Avenue, Shirebrook
The council will now develop local alternatives to the homes requiring major work or invest in significant repairs to bring homes up to the best possible standards.
It will aim to work to encourage developers to build new homes in line with its accommodation strategy and to help boost Derbyshire's post-COVID economy.
Further plans for investment will be considered by Cabinet in due course and we will keep staff, residents and relatives updated as plans progress and further consultation is undertaken as appropriate.