Expansion plans for North Yorkshire Extra Care programme

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North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) is proposing to expand its extra care housing programme for elderly people.

If approved by county councillors, the plans could see an increase in housing and support services.

NYCC has developed 15 schemes to provide apartments for sale or rent to allow people to live in familiar surroundings, without the need for 24-hour support.

The proposals suggest forming a contract with a partner to develop further sites.

County Coun Clare Wood, Executive member for Adult Social Care, said: “It is important we do all we can to help people remain a part of those communities as their care needs increase.

“These proposals will not only do that, by offering accommodation with care in the heart of many of our towns and villages, but will also benefit the wider communities by providing opportunities for modern health, retail and leisure facilities.”

If the proposals are agreed by county councillors this month, the council would expect to have a contract with a partner in place in 2015.

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