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Care home provision pledge

PUBLISHED: 15:46 26 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:27 12 August 2010

COUNCILLORS promised that care home provision will not be endangered by the sinking of plans to build four care homes. Graham Arthur,

COUNCILLORS promised that care home provision will not be endangered by the sinking of plans to build four care homes.

Graham Arthur, deputy leader of Bromley council and its Adult and Community Services member said the council would be on target in renewing its out-of-date extra and nursing care housing by 2012.

Negotiations for Shaw Healthcare to build four new extra care homes fell through in July after the company realised it could not meet the commitment due to the credit crunch.

Mr Arthur said: "These improvements will now be made on a case by case basis. We are confident that we will be able to provide the same care we originally hoped."

Bromley council must provide another 180 extra care units in the next three years, where residents live independently but with access to 24-hour care.

It is currently closing its existing extra care homes.

Leeson's Day Centre, St Paul's Cray and Anne Sutherland House, in Bromley, have closed.

Both are to be put for tender on the market in the New Year to see what offers are received for replacement care homes.

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