PLANS to invest £11 million to develop two dementia day care facilities have been revealed.

The eight figure investment is set to be used at Knowl Park House, in Mirfield and The Homestead, in Almondbury.

The proposals are for accommodation that is based around four main areas.

This includes a "Home Therapy Zone", which incorporates a homely open plan lounge, a dining and kitchen area, an "Activity Zone" with a large arts and crafts room, and a "Wellbeing Zone", which has a sensory and cinema room, a spa and a bespoke accessible sensory garden.

Service users, carers and staff have all helped contribute to the proposals for both settings.

Councillors will consider the plans next Tuesday (September 21).

Councillor Musarrat Khan, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said: “It’s vital that we take advantage of the latest research and technology to support our residents living with dementia and I’m pleased that we will be discussing these proposals to enhance the support available for people in North Kirklees.

“We have worked collaboratively with the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) to ensure the new facilities incorporate dementia design principles and meet the DSDC dementia design standards.

"Once open, the new flexible space could allow for access on evenings and weekends to meet the needs of people in a more flexible way and to provide a wider range of support for family carers.”

The plans for Knowl Park House also include a "Centre of Excellence".

The centre will offer advice and support for people with a dementia diagnosis, their carers and adults and children with other physical and sensory disabilities.

The facility will showcase to people how areas of home-living design and new technology can help them make positive changes to their current accommodation.

There will also be opportunities for partnership working and the focus will be on early intervention, so people are better able to stay independent for as long as possible.