Older persons’ accommodation programme on target

Members of CYC’s Conservative-led administration reviewed the progress made towards delivering over 900 new units of accommodation with care for older people at their public Executive meeting on 28 September.

The programme is designed to make best use of York’s existing extra care housing, updating and making units more accessible when necessary and replacing the council’s tired and outdated facilities with accommodation up to modern standards.

New residential and nursing care homes will also be built at Burnholme, Fulford and elsewhere subject to planning.

Highlights of the updated report reviewed by executive members included confirmation that 24/7 Extra Care provision is now in place a Auden House, Glen Lodge and Marjorie Waite Court; that construction is nearly complete at the 27 home extension to Glen Lodge and that the council has procured Ashley House working the HCOne to deliver a care home on the Burnholme site, having submitted a planning application for an 80 bed home.

The report also notes the plans to build a 33 home extension to the Marjorie Waite Court Extra Care scheme, the planning consent granted to the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust for both a 105 home Extra Care facility and a 44 bed care home in New Earswick and the continued progress on the Oakhaven project on Acomb Road.

Cllr Paul Doughty, Conservative spokesperson for health and adult social care said: “This report truly highlights the progress being made by our administration to improve the accommodation for York’s older population.  Both public and private sector investment is being utilised to provide new and updated accommodation and we are pulling out all the stops to press on with this work to benefit older people now and in the future.”