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Council goes ahead with Thirsk care scheme
8:40am Thursday 2nd August 2012 in News
North Yorkshire County Council is pushing forward with plans to create extra-care accommodation for the older community in Thirsk despite setbacks to a huge community health and care project.
To be built on the site of the council’s older people’s home, Cherry Garth, the extra-care development will boost resident places to more than 50 as well as providing a replacement community library.
The accommodation is being buillt as part of a nationwide shake-up of care provision, and is intended to give elderly residents independence and support within their own communities.
The Thirsk scheme, developed using a £2.1 million Government grant, comes despite the recent decision of health service providers not to proceed with plans for a care project in the area that would have extended services provided by the Thirsk health centre and Lambert Community Hospital.