Support the development of Westerfield Care Village - 21st Century Care Service In Suffolk

Support the development of Westerfield Care Village - 21st Century Care Service In Suffolk

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Westerfield House Care Ltd started this petition to Ipswich Planning

The country has a growing elderly population, which is putting a strain on health and social and community services.

"A lack of suitable housing for disabled and older people means only the richest get proper choice"

It is widely publicised that we are living in an ageing society, and we know that the expected average age is going to increase significantly over the next few years. With this brings about concerns about provision of care, social inclusion and other issues that can affect people in later life. With an estimated 1 in 3 people expected to die with dementia, it is really important that our communities recognise the expected increase in need, and provide accessible and cost effective services for everyone.

“The NHS bed blocking crisis will only deepen unless we build a new generation of adaptable and care ready homes.” - National Housing Federation

Recently Michael Dixon, former chair of the NHS Alliance, has argued that housing organisations could save the NHS billions of pounds each year. He further reasoned that hospital discharges could be swifter if people had a safe and warm home to go back to while emergency admissions and GP appointments could be reduced through preventative measures.

"NHS and care sector staff need to work in partnership to help find solutions across the health, social care and housing system"

Our Vision

Our Vision is to create a new 21st century care village which will include 147 purpose-built extra care apartments for people aged 55 years and over and a range of health and community facilities. The Village alone is expected to create around 150-200 new jobs for Suffolk.

Westerfield Care Village, with extra care and community care team, will support people to remain well, independent and in their own communities, supporting self-care and helping to reduce some of the pressures at hospitals.

"We want our care village to act as a precedent of how housing and health can work together" - Mac Khan (owner of Westerfield Care Home)

A wide range of diagnostic and treatment services will be provided within Westerfield Care Village. Additionally there will be an information centre for carers, a health point information service and a learning space for patients, carers and staff.

The plans include a reception area with concierge services, day centre, GP/nurse station, consultation rooms for opticians/dentists a 75 seat restaurant, function hall, gym, cinema, spa, laundrette and housekeeping services, interfaith room and a pharmacy. Pop-up retail stalls are also included.

We strongly believe that Westerfield Care Village will definitely complement the way health and social care work together to provide a unified approach for the benefit of the community we are responsible for.

It’s about life. It's about people. It’s about time.

To learn more about our vision and how you can support us further you can visit our website at www.westerfieldhouse.co.uk

 

 

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