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Gloucestershire County Council to invest £6million in elderly care homes

Gloucestershire County Council will commit £6million of funding over the next two years to extensively refurbish all of the care homes under its jurisdiction.

The council currently run nine homes across the county and the new investment will see all nine refurbished to improve the facilities for the benefit of current and future residents.

According to a statement, the work will include, refurbishment to bedrooms, communal areas and back-of-house areas such as kitchens and laundry rooms.

New furniture will also be acquired where needed and the funds will also be used to replace existing boilers and lighting to generate energy efficiencies.

Councillor Kathy Williams, cabinet member for adult social care delivery, said: "Protecting the vulnerable is a key priority for the county council - and this investment will ensure these homes provide a comfortable environment for residents".

Dan Hayes, Chief Executive of Order of St Joh Care Trust which operates the care homes, said: "On behalf of OSJCT and Gloucestershire Care Partnership we continue to be committed to working with the Council to provide homes where individuals love to live and work.

"We are delighted that this investment has been confirmed and for our residents, their family, friends and our valued employees to benefit from this investment in the coming years."

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