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District Council consults on key planning document (15/08/2018)

People living and working in Daventry District are invited to have their say on a key strategic planning document for the area.
Categories: Daventry

Council commits to 3500 Extra Care units by 2025

As part of a plan to help older people and those in need of care live independent and healthier lives for longer, Cornwall Council has announced it will create 3,500 ‘Extra Care’ housing units across the county.

The move will also help reduce pressure on an adult social care system that only last week was described as being at breaking point nationally by Local Government Association.

Cornwall Council Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adults Rob Rotchell said: “These will be self-contained homes with their own front doors where people have access to care and support when they need it. People often think about downsizing their homes as they get older so Extra Care is an attractive option when planning for possible care and support needs in the future.

“Evidence shows that helping people to live independently for longer in homes like these, often closer to their family and friends, leads to healthier and happier lives. This in turn reduces their need to use health and social care services, alleviating demand on already stretched services.”

The Council has a mixed approach to developing the 3500 units, looking at remodelling existing buildings which are no longer fit for purpose and at how they could develop where the market is less responsive. To get things started they are looking to recruit a strategic partner to develop an initial 750 units across towns in Cornwall. 

The numbers of people across Cornwall aged 65 and over in Cornwall is predicted to increase by 78% by 2030. (population figures taken from poppi.org.uk). Taking this into account, alongside an increase in illness and disability, it means that more people will require care and support services. It is a priority for Cabinet to see a wide range of Extra Care housing developed that is affordable for all.

At an event hosted by Cornwall Council at St Austell Conference Centre on 9 August 2018, housing companies, care providers and property developers were invited to learn more about Extra Care housing options - the sorts of facilities they are and how they are funded. The event is the beginning of the conversation to test the proposals before a formal selection process for a strategic partner begins in Autumn.

Categories: Cornwall

Jet2 plane divert row couple 'carried on Gran Canaria holiday'

BBC Essex - 22 min 46 sec ago
The couple's argument led to the plane to Las Palmas being diverted to Faro in Portugal, a court hears.
Categories: Essex

Raheem Sterling: Silence over criticism is 'shameful', says Kick It Out chair

BBC Manchester - 31 min 9 sec ago
There has been a "shameful silence" over criticism of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, says anti-racism campaigner Lord Herman Ouseley.
Categories: Manchester

Weekend of family fun beckons

Hartlepool Council - 33 min 33 sec ago
A feast of family fun is in store this weekend at the Hartlepool Show and Horticultural Festival.
Categories: Hartlepool

Westminster crash: Salih Khater named as suspect

BBC London News Feed - 39 min 59 sec ago
Salih Khater has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and terror offences.

World Boccia Championships: David Smith wins individual BC1 gold for Britain

Merseyside BBC News Feed - 41 min 27 sec ago
Great Britain's David Smith wins individual BC1 gold at the World Boccia Championships at Liverpool's Exhibition Centre.
Categories: Merseyside

QPR: Amit Bhatia named chairman as Tony Fernandes & Ruben Gnanalingam step down

BBC London News Feed - 41 min 52 sec ago
QPR appoint Amit Bhatia as their new chairman, with co-chairmen Tony Fernandes and Ruben Gnanalingam stepping aside.

Westminster crash: Who is Salih Khater?

BBC Birmingham News Feeds - 46 min 59 sec ago
What do we know about the 29-year-old man held on suspicion of terror offences after the Westminster crash?
Categories: Birmingham

Rural Crime News

Lincolnshire Police RSS News Feed - 48 min 43 sec ago
Read the third issue of the Rural Crime Newsletter.
Categories: Lincolnshire

Woman found stabbed to death in house in Battersea

BBC London News Feed - 54 min 12 sec ago
A 40-year-old man is held on suspicion of murder after police were called to the home in Battersea.

Good vibrations in Wool

Dorset Council News Feed - 1 hour 6 min ago

Construction work at Wool bridge is underway. Although work started on 2 July, so far it has focussed on removing the damaged stonework and clearing the site, until now.

This week, the complex engineering work to stabilise, protect and repair the Grade II Listed structure got underway.

A row of 44 sheet piles has been set into place as a wall of steel to protect the bridge from undermining by the river. These piles will also support a new concrete arch and wall, which will be built over the coming weeks.

The piles are four metres long and designed with an additional sacrificial thickness of steel to meet the 120 year design life – though as they will be completely submerged they are expected to last considerably longer.

When the piles have been pushed fully into the riverbed, the team on site will start to prepare the underside of the bridge – levelling the surface – and will also build temporary supports (centring) for the southern-most main arch so that one of the dislodged arch stones can be re-set.

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Categories: Dorset

Mayor of London calls for power to limit minicab numbers

BBC London News Feed - 1 hour 6 min ago
Sadiq Khan says a cap is needed to improve air quality and combat congestion in the capital.

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

BBC London News Feed - 1 hour 10 min ago
The rise, determined by inflation, could add more than £100 to the annual cost of getting to work.

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

BBC Sussex News Feed - 1 hour 10 min ago
The rise, determined by inflation, could add more than £100 to the annual cost of getting to work.
Categories: Sussex

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher

BBC Kent - 1 hour 10 min ago
The rise, determined by inflation, could add more than £100 to the annual cost of getting to work.
Categories: Kent

M25 coach crash survivors 'lucky to be alive'

BBC London News Feed - 1 hour 12 min ago
Passenger Ihsan Haq says it was "a miracle" none of the 49 people on board the coach were killed.

M25 coach crash survivors 'lucky to be alive'

BBC Kent - 1 hour 12 min ago
Passenger Ihsan Haq says it was "a miracle" none of the 49 people on board the coach were killed.
Categories: Kent

Guy Mercer: Ex-Bath captain becomes a free agent after being released from contract

Bristol BBC NewsFeed - 1 hour 22 min ago
Former Bath captain Guy Mercer is released from the remainder of his contract by the Premiership club.
Categories: Bristol