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Blackburn care homes get the go-ahead
4:02pm Monday 16th September 2013 in News
TWO old people’s home developments can go ahead in Blackburn after the council’s executive board approved proposals.
The sites of two former council properties will be offered to major business providers of residential care for new developments aimed at frail over-85s.
The borough’s cabinet rubber-stamped adult social care boss Mohammed Khan’s plan for private contractors to use the buildings to provide 120 places for some of the borough’s oldest people.
It means the site of the former Greenways Home, Salisbury Road, Darwen, could have a new lease of life as a residential complex for 60 residents.
Coun Khan also hopes when Feniscliffe Bank, in Hillcrest Road, Blackburn, closes in 2014, a contractor should be in place to build a new complex including separate sheltered flats for 60 over-85s.
They are among the four council-run old people’s homes being closed as part of town hall cost-cutting plans.
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