Working to improve services for older people

Devon County Council is investing £11.2million to improve its care homes over the next three years. This includes developing up to ten homes as dementia specific Centres of Excellence, and the refurbishment and modernisation of the authority’s remaining homes.

The County Council currently runs 23 care homes, aiming to provide residents with a secure, relaxed and homely environment in which their care, well-being and comfort are of prime importance.

The development of the Centres of Excellence will play a critical role in modernising the provision of long term and respite care facilities. They will also provide a hub for out-reach services to their local communities.

Mapleton in Newton Abbot
Ground floor plan | First floor plan

Woodland Vale in Torrington
Ground floor plan

Welcome to Care Homes: Futures

    The Dementia Challenge in Devon

    Forecasts predict the number of people in Devon aged over 65 with dementia will rise from nearly 13,000 in 2011 to over 23,000 in 2030 – a rise of almost 80%.

    An audit of care home supply in Devon revealed that only a small proportion of people within residential care who have dementia are cared for in dementia specific homes. There is evidence that people living within dementia specific care homes experience better outcomes, particularly those with more severe forms of dementia.

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    Working in partnership to deliver care homes for the future

    Midas Construction and the University of Stirling are working with the County Council to deliver our Care Homes Futures programme.

    Devon-based Midas has significant experience in construction and design of buildings used by older people and people with dementia, while the University of Stirling is nationally recognised for setting the standard for dementia-friendly buildings.

    NPS are supporting Devon County Council as property technical consultants for the programme.