Plan to build new homes for the el­derly

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEWS -

FOUR new ac­com­mo­da­tion fa­cil­i­ties may be built after RCT coun­cil an­nounced it could in­vest £50m in new ser­vices.

Plans dis­cussed by the coun­cil’s cabi­net last week pro­posed cre­at­ing the four ex­tra-care fa­cil­i­ties to de­liver “mod­ern ac­com­mo­da­tion” for the el­derly.

Ac­cord­ing to the coun­cil, the plans have come about as they at­tempt to re­vamp how they care and sup­port the older gen­er­a­tions, and 300 ex­tra care places are needed.

Coun­cil­lor Geraint Hop­kins, cabi­net mem­ber for adult so­cial care, said: “Times have changed, and a bold ap­proach is re­quired to en­sure that a sus­tain­able model of care is cre­ated.”

Dis­cussed on Thurs­day, the re­port sets out how the cabi­net could re­shape ser­vices to in­crease op­tions for older peo­ple need­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion with care and sup­port, whilst pro­mot­ing in­de­pen­dence.

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