Haringey Labour Council has approved the £30.6m plan to rebuild Osborne Grove nursing home. This effort will more than double the capacity for patients in the nursing home, as well as including amenities such as a day care and café space.
We are in the midst of a national social care crisis. Due to the Conservative Party’s lack of funding for social care, councils are being forced to be reduce their social care provision with huge impact to local communities. After nine years of cuts to council budgets, £7.7 billion has been taken out of social care, leaving services at breaking point.
These enhancements will support the care for older people with complicated health needs and will help reduce the deficit of nursing beds which the Conservative Government has failed to address across the capital.
Councillor Sarah James, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said:
“We are making a major investment in a new nursing home that has been co-designed with the involvement of community and union representatives. There is a shortage of nursing beds, not just in Haringey, but across the capital, and the council are determined to make a significant investment in public services. We have a clear vision for the future and are committed to building a fairer borough and providing our residents with a high-quality nursing home provision that they can be proud of.”