New dementia care home proposed for Shirley

Solihull Council is inviting people to a public engagement event where plans will be presented for a new affordable care home for older people with dementia on land at Tanworth Lane in Shirley.

The proposed care home located adjacent to a medical centre would provide affordable beds on a long term sustainable basis to meet the needs of the increasing number of older people in the borough.

The drop-in event will take place on Tuesday 21 February between 3pm and 7pm at Sans Souci, Tanworth Lane, Shirley, B90 4DD. People will have the opportunity to view drawings of the home and comment on plans before a planning application is submitted.

As the population of older people in the borough grows, so too does the demand for high quality care and support services. The proposed new home is in response to the consistent challenge this causes the Council when trying to find affordable care within the borough.

Councillor Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “As a Council, our aim is to care for people suffering with dementia with dignity and respect.

“That is why we are proposing this new care home. Not only will it be purpose built to meet the specific needs of people with dementia but it will also help us to cater for the growing number of older people in our borough.

“Crucially, this will mean that more people will be able to receive care in the borough as opposed to moving further afield and away from loved ones.”

For people that cannot attend the event, physical copies of the drawings will be available to view at Shirley Library from 22 to 24 February. Comments should be emailed to: by 24 February.

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