With the Sandpipers and Peppermint Park care homes being withdrawn and housing put in their place, when will Dawlish/Dawlish Warren get a new Facility so that locals can actually stay local when need additional support!
I see that Redrow Homes next to Sainsbury's have got their phasing plan on the Teignbridge website and it shows a 60 bed Extra Care Facility/residential, what is the betting it will be residential or converted into housing once the project is underway! Also what is TDC doing to ensure Dawlish gets a replacement for the closing Daw Vale? Below is the planning reference and 4 phases:
12/02281/COND1 Redrow Homes 350 next to Sainsbury’s Dawlish. In the phasing plan it shows –
Phase 1 Approximately 106 residential units including not less than 30% affordable
Phase 2 Approximately 60 bed Extra Care Facility/residential
Phase 3 Approximately 67 residential units
Phase 4 Approximately 36 residential units
1. Why is Daw Vale closing?
2. Who sold the land to Redrow?
1. Devon County Council cuts
2.Kaz - over to you again I think. I have a sketchy knowledge of who owned what land/when etc over at Shutterton but feel sure others know much more about that than I.
So the answer to Kaz's question is "never". If there's no money to keep Daw Vale open, then it goes without saying that there's no money to build a replacement and keep that open.
Except that..........Daw Vale was publicly owned ie by Devon County Council.
Privately owned and run retirement/nursing homes now that's another matter entirely ( they cost more of course as there needs to be a profit in it for whoever runs it).
Whether or not it gets built would, I imagine, depend entirely on whether or not there is enough perceived private sector demand.
They don't necessarily have to make a profit for the owners. Red Devon Housing Ltd, which runs Brook House, is a not-for-profit organisation and any surplus made goes back into the business for the benefit of residents.
Thanks Huw. So perhaps RDH or a similar organisation might be interested?
Whilst I'm vehemently against the privatisation of social services such as care homes, it certainly does sound that an organisation such as Red Devon Housing are a morally decent compromise.
...and run by volunteers so no huge salaries to executives. The way ahead perhaps?
If you take a look at the document referred to on the Gatehouse Development thread and scroll down to page 8, take a look at 2.5.2 - where mention is made of provision of an extra care unit for the elderly and infirm being part of this development.