Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Older and Vulnerable People DM40-43 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 928033//11
Respondent backwellresidents [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted

B.3.5 Employment, Personal Care


Personal care, particularly of the elderly and physically and mentally impaired, is an important source of both full time and casual employment to meet recognised needs. The well documented demographic changes imply that this is a growth area for employment given suitable dwellings to permit extended support in the home. This also argues for more retirement and sheltered housing and protection of centrally located smaller scale dwellings.


With the established Care Homes in the catchments area, and the existing Planning Consent to development at the former Barrow Gurney Hospital (Schedule 3, pp 12), it is not foreseen that further provision needs to be made in the plan period unless it is entirely market led and appropriately located.