More than £30million will be invested in care for older people in the borough after Haringey Council agreed at Cabinet on Tuesday night to build a new 70-bed nursing home at Osborne Grove.

The new home will include bigger bedrooms with wet rooms, a larger garden, improved communal spaces such as separate living and dining rooms within each household and a café space that will improve links to the community and offer space for relatives and friends to visit with residents overlooking garden space.

The new care home will also see Osborne Grove double the number of rooms that are currently available and is expected to be completed within four-years.

Following a cabinet decision back in July 2018, a detailed Feasibility Study was carried out to examine the future of Osborne Grove at a time when there is increased demand for local nursing care provision.

Haringey Council has shown they are fully committd to investing in public services and have opted to develop a new state-of-the-art home.

Councillor Sarah James, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said:

“We are making a major investment in a new nursing home that has been co-designed with the involvement of community and union representatives.

“There is a shortage of nursing beds, not just in Haringey, but across the capital, and the council are determined to make a significant investment in public services.

“We have a clear vision for the future and are committed to building a fairer borough and providing our residents with a high-quality nursing home provision that they can be proud of.”

The new nursing home at Osborne Grove will be run in partnership with the NHS and will cater for older people with complex health needs.

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