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County council investing £6 million in care homes

Published
30.10.2019

Gloucestershire County Council is set to invest £6 million into nine of its residential and nursing care homes.

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Over the next two years, the county council will extensively refurbish all nine care homes, to substantially improve the environments for the benefit of current and future residents as well as the employees who care for them.

Refurbishments to be made across the care homes include but not limited to:

  • Refurbishments of bedrooms, communal areas and back of house areas e.g. kitchens and laundry rooms
  • New furniture
  • Replacement of existing boilers and lighting which will generate energy efficiencies

Cllr Kathy Williams, cabinet member for adult social care delivery, said: “Protecting the vulnerable is a key priority for the county council – and this investment will ensure these homes provide a comfortable environment for residents”.

Dan Hayes, Chief Executive of OSJCT which operates the care homes, said: “On behalf of OSJCT and GCP we continue to be committed to working with the Council to provide homes where individuals love to live and work.  We are delighted that this investment has been confirmed and for our residents, their family, friends and our valued employees to benefit from this investment in the coming years.”

Read the cabinet member decision report here.

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