York care home project gains ‘critical friend’

13 Aug 2013 @ 4.38 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council’s plans to create two new residential care homes and a community village for older people have gained the support of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).

The JRHT has agreed to act as a “critical friend” to the council throughout the procurement process for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the care homes at Burnholme and Lowfield, and the community village on the same site.

Councillor Tracey Simpson Laing, Cabinet member for Health, Housing and Adult Social Services, City of York Council, said: “The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust has an international reputation for its care homes, housing, retirement and supported housing and I’m delighted that we will be able to drawn on their expertise as we take forward our plans to transform care for York’s older people.”

Jacquie Dale, Director of Housing and Community Services at the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), said: “JRHT are delighted to support City of York Council in realising their ambitions in developing their care provision. We are happy to contribute our experiences and research to inform the proposals.”

The council is currently going through a procurement process to find a partner to build and manage the care homes and community village. The plans are part of the council’s wider ambition for York to become a Dementia Friendly City, supporting people to live in their own homes and communities for longer.


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