Council’s Project to Expand Winchester Home Care

Winchester-Home-CareUnder the county council project, there has been a proposal to expand Winchester home care. It is a part of £3m+ county council project.

Winchester home care is being planned to be renovated with construction of six bedrooms to bring the home's total to 40 bedrooms for nursing care and 33 for residential care. Along with this, there is a plan to have bathrooms. A new dining room and lounge is expected to be constructed.

This construction most probably will start during summer 2013 and be completed by spring 2014. This project was preceded by shutting down of three care homes last year- Cornerways in Kings Worthy, Westholme and Oakridge Care Home in Basingstoke. This project fulfills the aim to accommodate those displaced residents.

According to Cllr Ken Thornber, council leader and executive member for policy and resources, "We have to ensure the care we provide is fit for the future and it is good news that older people in Basingstoke and Winchester will soon have access to more high quality care close to home". He said this is a good example of how restructuring has been part of the plan for the transformation to take place.