Potential sites for care home viewed

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Proposed sites for specialised housing for people with dementia are still being earmarked for Brighouse.

Calderdale Council approved a £500,000 contribution towards funding for the new care scheme in February.

A site on Bracken Road had been suggested but alternative plans for the area have been submitted. However, the council is looking at potential other sites.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member for economy and environment, Councillor Barry Collins, said: “Calderdale Council and its partner agencies are keen to expand provision of ‘extra care’ accommodation, designed principally for older residents in Calderdale.

“There is also a particular need for accommodation which supports care for people with dementia.

“Housing Association partners are reviewing possible sites in the east of the borough where there is currently least provision.”

The proposals would provide housing for 46 adults with dementia and learning disabilities and provide a range of personalised care to help them continue to live independently.

Funding has been awarded by the Department of Health and a grant application will now be submitted to the Homes and Communities Agency for the rest of the cost.

The council estimates there are 2,300 people with dementia in Calderdale and there is likely to be a potential 75 per cent increase by 2030.