Plans for a replacement for Haxby Hall have just taken a step forward, as City of York Council has now announced a new operator and developer to provide high quality accommodation for older people and those with dementia.
After a competitive bidding process, Yorkare has been named as the preferred bidder to provide care services at the Council-owned home. Alongside managing and operating the existing home, Yorkare will build a new 64-bed replacement care home on the site. The new building will include specialist provision for people living with dementia and will help meet the city’s need for high-quality accommodation for growing numbers of older people.
This is another positive step for the project and it involves further public and private sector investment.
The Older Persons’ Accommodation Programme aims to support older people to live well and independently in both “extra-care” and purpose-built apartments and buildings, replacing the council’s out-dated older people’s homes with a wide range of more modern accommodation meeting current care standards.
Councillor Ian Cuthbertson, Liberal Democrat councillor for Haxby & Wigginton, said: “It’s very welcome news that a new provider has been appointed to improve the existing provision and then extend the offer at Haxby Hall.
“This is further evidence of Liberal Democrats’ commitment to modernise and significantly grow accommodation options to meet the needs of York’s ageing population.
“Yorkare’s plans for Haxby Hall offer a unique opportunity for our area, and we all look forward to seeing the project make progress.”