Wibsey, Holme Wood and Shipley care homes reprieved until Bradford Council plan in place (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Wibsey, Holme Wood and Shipley care homes reprieved until Bradford Council plan in place
Three care homes threatened with possible closure have been granted a reprieve while suitable alternatives are found for those living in them.
Bradford Council announced yesterday that they are drawing up plans to address accommodation and support needs of older people and those with dementia under their Great Places to Grow Old Plan which is a joint project between health services, adult services and housing.
As part of that plan, in-house services will not be decommissioned until suitable alternatives from a range of options are put in place and after the engagement of those affected and their families.
Under that plan, Harbourne in Wibsey, Holme View in Holme Wood and Neville Grange in Shipley will be safe until alternatives are in place. It is not yet clear what those alternatives will be but the development will be discussed at the Council Executive meeting on Tuesday.
A 4,500-name petition to save Holme View was handed over to the Council last summer by the Holme View Carers’ Action Group.
The new project’s vision includes ensuring older people are more likely to stay in their own homes in change or crisis, have more opportunities to remain part of the community and be able to access housing and support when it is not possible to stay in their own home.
Four schemes have been listed in the first phase of the programme which will increase extra care housing capacity across the district and provide a range of intermediate care services. These include Saltaire Extra Care/Intermediate Care, Airedale Extra Care/Intermediate Care, Goitside Extra Care and Thackley/ Ellar Carr extra care.