PLANS to build a new care home in the Bradford district are set to go before Bradford Council's decision-making Executive. 

Councillors will be asked to approve a renewed plan to build a new short-stay care home facility in Saltaire - the former Neville Grange Resource Centre/care home site - when it meets on Tuesday, June 6 at City Hall.

The new care home will provide short-stay care home beds for older people in need of respite, or who are leaving hospital but need to build their confidence back before returning home.

It will also allow for the planned closure of two small older care homes that are no longer fit for purpose.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The proposed new home would be built on land on Queens Road The proposed new home would be built on land on Queens Road (Image: Newsquest)

The proposed new care home would be on land on Queens Road in the village, where the Neville Grange home was once located.

The projected cost of the build is now £13.379m – an increase of £4.033m - on the October 2021 costings, according to Council documents. 

Designed to support people who are living with dementia and their families, the new care home will provide short-term care in partnership with health services to rehabilitate and support people back into the community.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s executive member for healthy people and places, said: “This new scheme is a much-needed addition to our portfolio of accommodation for our residents in the district providing a better care and support offer and allowing residents to live more fulfilled and independent lives.

“The cost of renovating the existing care homes outweighs the long-term costs of building this new care home which will comply with Government buildings regulations as well as help in reducing our carbon footprint.”

According to a Council report, the site will be able to accommodate a 50-bed residential unit. This will be made up of five 10-bed suites which will be built to the same specifications and standards as the recent build at Valley View, Oakworth.

One of the two homes that will make way for the proposed Saltaire site is Woodward Court in Allerton.

No new admissions have been made to Woodward Court since March this year and all other short-stay residents have moved home.

Care staff have been moved from Woodward Court elsewhere in the Council’s services pending a formal decision by the Executive.

A report going to councillors added: “There will be a revenue saving of approximately £904,000 per annum as a result of moving from two care homes to one and having savings through an efficient new building.”