A REPORT at Wednesday night’s Cabinet meeting announced developments for a new residential development and a new model of care and support for older people in Thurrock.
The report proposed the development of a high quality care facility in South Ockendon with 45 self-contained dwellings and 30 ensuite bedrooms to meet the rising demands of the borough’s older citizens.
The key need for transforming the borough’s housing, health and care system was also identified in order to provide residents with genuine accommodation choices that meet their aspirations for later life and enable them to live independently.
Cllr Sue Little, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, said: “With an ageing population, and an increasing number of residents living with complex health conditions, we must improve the choice of housing and care on offer in our community.
“The development of high quality, 21st century housing with appropriate care and support will help meet the needs of the borough’s growing number of older citizens.
“With social and nursing care available on-site, it will allow more of our older citizens to manage their conditions and remain a part of their community.”