Care homes invited to apply for up to £20k in grants

Care homes invited to apply for up to £20k in grants

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

REGISTERED nursing and residential homes in Sefton can apply for up to £20,000 to make ‘physical improvements’ or purchase technology to help its residents.

The aim of the Capital Improvement Programme is to make care homes more dementia friendly, improve health and wellbeing and to enhance outcomes for those who live there.

Round One of the funding applications saw 38 care homes receive £400k in grant funding and Round Two is open now and runs until Friday December 17.

Cllr Paul Cummins, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Sefton Council said:“I am delighted to see the launch the Capital Improvement Programme Round Two and encourage Care Home Providers to engage with this exciting opportunity.

“The programme will help the sector to further enhance the quality of life of their residents and shows the continued commitment the Council has to supporting and developing these important services.”

Round One of the funding has led to providers successfully implementing a wide range of projects which have improved the environment for residents.

Projects included the installation of sensory spaces both indoors and outdoors, artwork, summer houses and conservatory refurbishments, cool touch radiators, and dementia friendly technology such as interactive tables.

A spokesperson for One Sefton Care Home said: “There is a noticeable difference already in the amount of service users that are spending longer periods of time in the dining areas due to the increase suitability and comfort of the chairs. Staff have found it easier to serve meals to the residents and assist those who need help during mealtimes.”

All care homes in Sefton will now have received an application form. For further information and an application form email asc.development@sefton.gov.uk



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