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Plans for dementia care facility to be discussed

£10m could be spent on new facilities

a person using a walking stick

Innovative plans to provide a specialist dementia care facility in Leicestershire are to be considered.

Plans are being drawn up for a £5.5m scheme which would see a council-owned site in Highfield Street, Coalville, transformed.

If approved, the ambitious scheme would see accommodation for up to 36 people built, with the aim of supporting those with complex dementia to live as independently as possible.

This is a great opportunity for Leicestershire to reduce the gap in provision for people with dementia.

“This plan underlines our commitment to providing specialised care, and if approved, the new service will improve the lives of those in need.

The scheme forms part of a wider plan to provide more adult social care accommodation across the county. 

As part of this, we are looking to spend £4.5m on developing supported living accommodation across the county before the end of the financial year.

We are developing housing for older people, adults with learning and physical disabilities and adults with mental health needs as a priority. Living in suitable accommodation is a vital part of a person’s wellbeing.

“We want people to have the opportunity to live as independently as possible within the community, while still ensuring their specific support needs are met.

The plans will be discussed by the cabinet on Tuesday, 22 October – watch the meeting online: www.leicestershire/webcast

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