New care home plans revealed

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Cornwall Care has announced plans to develop a new residential nursing and care facility on land at South Tehidy, near Camborne.

The £15 million proposal would provide up to 90 specialist nursing beds in a state of the art ‘care-community’ complete with consultation rooms, community services and extensive landscaping including a sensory garden. Part of the 11-acre site would be developed for open-market housing to help fund the project.

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Cornwall Care has already received planning permission for a similar project in Wadebridge which is due to start on site this year.

Chief executive, Douglas Webb, said the South Tehidy proposals were part of a county-wide strategy by Cornwall Care to invest in new facilities that can meet the increasingly complex needs of older people, especially those with dementia.

He said: “The number of people with dementia in the UK is forecast to more than double by the middle of this century and Cornwall will be disproportionately hit because our highest increase in population is in the over 60s age group.

“Purpose-built facilities like Tehidy and our care village in Wadebridge can help meet this growing need but with the public purse under huge strain we need to look at innovative ways of funding adult social care facilities.”