SOLIHULL Council has given the green light for a new dementia care home in Shirley.
The 60-bed care home, which will be on land just off Tanworth Lane next to a medical centre, will provide will be a mix of affordable care for those funded by the Council, others for people paid for by the NHS and some for those who pay for their own care on a long-term basis to meet the needs of the increasing number of older people in the borough.
The new home is in response to the consistent challenge this causes the Council when trying to find affordable care within the borough.
The new home is due to open in 2019.
Coun Karen Grinsell, cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “This new home is important and we will aspire to make it a centre of excellence in dementia care.
“Not only will it be purpose built to meet the specific needs of people with dementia but it will also help us to cater for the growing number of older people in our borough.
“Crucially, this will mean that more people will be able to receive good, quality care in the borough as opposed to moving further afield and away from loved ones.”