Housing Options for Older People

Westminster City Council is committed to providing older people across the City with the highest possible standards of accommodation and care, enabling them to live the most independent and fulfilling lives possible. 

In the Council’s City for All programme, as part of our pledges on ‘Building Homes and Creating Neighbourhoods’, we committed to: 

‘Deliver our Health and Wellbeing Strategy, including redeveloping accommodation for people with care needs to provide extra nursing home places and specialist services’. 

Beachcroft in Maida Vale is the first scheme being delivered to meet this commitment. Beachcroft is currently under construction and will be ready in spring 2020 providing 84 self-contained residential care apartments.  Further information about the new care apartments

This new scheme allows Westminster City Council to look at options for other care homes we provide.

Carlton Dene and Westmead

The next two care homes we shall look at are Carlton Dene and Westmead. Both Carlton Dene and Westmead care homes are in need of significant modernisation and the Council is looking at various options that best provide for the needs of current and future residents. 

Residents and their families are being asked for their views on whether Carlton Dene and Westmead should be refurbished, bringing them up to modern standards or whether they should be closed and the sites they are on be redeveloped, to create modern additional extra care accommodation and other specialist provision for older people, especially those with dementia. 

This consultation has now closed but you can still provide feedback until 4th December 2018.  There is further information about the consultation in this presentation.  

The results of the consultation will be presented to Councillors in the form of a report with a recommendation on how to proceed. The Council will make a decision on the future of Carlton Dene and Westmead in January 2019. 

If you are a resident, family member or anyone else interested in this consultation and you have any questions contact Westminster City Council’s Karen Reilly by emailing kreilly1@westminster.gov.uk or calling 0207 641 5372.

Last updated: 27 November 2018
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