Specialist housing programme
Changes to improve care homes and specialist housing for older people
In September 2012, we consulted with the public about proposed changes to improve specialist housing for older people in Westminster. 75% of respondents agreed with our proposals which have now been agreed by Westminster City Council, NHS Central London Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group (formerly NHS Westminster).
The Westminster care homes which will be affected by the changes are:
- Athlone House
- Garside House
- Butterworth Centre
- Westmead and Carlton Dene.
Keeping you updated
A Specialist Housing for Older People Newsletter has been produced to keep residents, their representatives and other key stakeholders informed of the changes to who manages the care in our care homes and to give an update on redevelopment proposals to improve care homes that is currently underway in Westminster. Click here for the latest edition of the Newsletter.
Why are we making these changes?
Through improving and building new care homes and extra care housing (independent flats with access to 24 hour care) we will:
- Improve the standard of accommodation and provide ensuite bathrooms for every resident.
- Provide accommodation which can support people as their needs change so they can stay in their home and not have to move if they become more frail.
- Have more care homes in Westminster to allow more people to benefit from being cared for close to their friends and families’.
As well as improving care homes and providing more extra care housing we are planning to appoint a new care provider in our care homes who will begin providing care in 2014.
To see the cabinet member decision papers with more details of the proposals click here.
If you have any questions or would like to be involved in the design of the new homes please contact Lisa Cavanagh:
Call: 020 7641 2631
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