You know the need for dementia services is rising, why can’t you use your homes for this?
The Council has invested in two homes to provide dementia specific care, at Newton Abbott and Torrington. However there are few Council homes that lend themselves to the changes needed to meet best practice in dementia friendly buildings.
It is more effective to work with the independent sector, using our market intelligence, and to continue to invest in dementia care services to increase supply in identified geographic areas. Our approach to Extra Care Housing will also provide new options for some people in due course.