Plans approved for dementia care home on old Franklin House site in Sutton

Sutton Guardian: Plans approved for dementia care home on old Franklin House site in Sutton Plans approved for dementia care home on old Franklin House site in Sutton

A new £6.5 million dementia care home is to be built on the site of Franklin House. 

Planning permission has been granted for a dementia care and supported living housing development in Redford Avenue, Sutton.

Housing 21, a provider of housing services, care and health services for older people, has announced it will provide 40 specialist dementia extra care apartments along with nine apartments to enable supported independent living for adults with learning disabilities.

The extra care apartments for people with dementia will have communal space as well as a guest suite for visiting relatives and friends, an assisted bathroom and a buggy store. 

For those that need it, staff will also be on hand to provide help and support 24 hours a day.

Councillor Colin Stears, chairman of the Adult Social Service and Health Committee said: "Providing our older residents with appropriate supported housing, is and always will be a top priority for Sutton Council.

"We are pleased to be working so closely with Housing 21 and its partners to provide local people with 21st Century facilities that will assist older people to live independently."

David O'Neill, head of strategy delivery for Housing 21 said: "We are delighted that planning permission has been granted for this specialist extra care scheme at Franklin House.

"We now look forward to working further with the London Borough of Sutton and our partners Quattro Design Architects and Denne Construction to bring this project to fruition."

The scheme will be partly funded with a grant of £1.6 million from the Homes and Communities Agency.

In 1999 four possible sites were outlined for a state of the art care facility in the borough - Carshalton War Memorial Hospital, Sutton Hospital, Orchard Hill and Franklin House.

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5:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Privatised and means-tested care I suppose.
Privatised and means-tested care I suppose. Michael Pantlin
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8:50pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Krissi says...

and considering they closed their own facilities fairly recently, ie within the last few years- will this be council run, and NHS funded in this time of budget cuts ?, and will people from this and the local borough get the benefits ?
and considering they closed their own facilities fairly recently, ie within the last few years- will this be council run, and NHS funded in this time of budget cuts ?, and will people from this and the local borough get the benefits ? Krissi
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3:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Perhaps the first places should be occupied by the BSBV people who are considering closing both Epsom and St, Helier A&E and Maternity Departments.
Perhaps the first places should be occupied by the BSBV people who are considering closing both Epsom and St, Helier A&E and Maternity Departments. Michael Pantlin
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10:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Azure1 says...

Sutton Council really know how to waste our money. First they spend loads of money doing up Oakleigh Care Home, which catered for people with Dementia and was a 3* care home then close it down as according to them was too expensive to bring it up to modern standards and now they have managed to find £6.5 million to build a new one in another part of the borough. Unbelievable. At a recent meeting when supposedly consulting residents about the future proposals for Oakleigh they said would not consider returning it to a care home as had plenty in the borough already. Sutton Council I award you 4* for wasting our money and spinning quite a few tales!
Sutton Council really know how to waste our money. First they spend loads of money doing up Oakleigh Care Home, which catered for people with Dementia and was a 3* care home then close it down as according to them was too expensive to bring it up to modern standards and now they have managed to find £6.5 million to build a new one in another part of the borough. Unbelievable. At a recent meeting when supposedly consulting residents about the future proposals for Oakleigh they said would not consider returning it to a care home as had plenty in the borough already. Sutton Council I award you 4* for wasting our money and spinning quite a few tales! Azure1
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9:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Wait right there says...

Azure1 wrote:
Sutton Council really know how to waste our money. First they spend loads of money doing up Oakleigh Care Home, which catered for people with Dementia and was a 3* care home then close it down as according to them was too expensive to bring it up to modern standards and now they have managed to find £6.5 million to build a new one in another part of the borough. Unbelievable. At a recent meeting when supposedly consulting residents about the future proposals for Oakleigh they said would not consider returning it to a care home as had plenty in the borough already. Sutton Council I award you 4* for wasting our money and spinning quite a few tales!
I'll agree with most of what you have said, but who's paying the £6.5 million?
[quote][p][bold]Azure1[/bold] wrote: Sutton Council really know how to waste our money. First they spend loads of money doing up Oakleigh Care Home, which catered for people with Dementia and was a 3* care home then close it down as according to them was too expensive to bring it up to modern standards and now they have managed to find £6.5 million to build a new one in another part of the borough. Unbelievable. At a recent meeting when supposedly consulting residents about the future proposals for Oakleigh they said would not consider returning it to a care home as had plenty in the borough already. Sutton Council I award you 4* for wasting our money and spinning quite a few tales![/p][/quote]I'll agree with most of what you have said, but who's paying the £6.5 million? Wait right there
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