We're planning a £200 million investment to transform residential and community care across Derbyshire.
A short film explaining these plans is available to view on this page.
Our scheme will deliver dementia-friendly care and state-of-the-art accommodation to hundreds of older people.
It will offer accommodation, care and support services for everyone in Derbyshire within five miles of where they live.
It would be Derbyshire's biggest ever investment in specialist housing, day care and residential services for older people across the county over the next five to seven years.
The plans would see many of our traditional residential homes being replaced with modern state-of-the-art ones and two-bedroomed apartments available at affordable rents or to buy.
You can see more of our plans in the film.
Consultations have already started at some of our residential homes which may be affected.
No decisions on whether or not to close individual homes will be made until full consultation has been carried out with everyone who would be affected.
The plans include:
1,600 'extra care' hi-tech one and two-bedroomed apartments with on-site care in 27 locations across Derbyshire, making it available within five miles for most people
two new community care centres in Heanor and Darley Dale, in addition to Staveley (already open) and Swadlincote (under construction)
two split-site community care centres covering Ashbourne and the High Peak
new day services and health and wellbeing zones across the county
specialist dementia care available no more than 10 miles away from anyone in Derbyshire.
Extra care developments are made up of apartments to buy, rent or as shared ownership, where people can live independent lives with their own front door but have support and care on site at all times. There are also communal areas and shared facilities, like community rooms and a café or restaurant for use by residents and the wider community.
There are already three extra care schemes up and running in partnership with us − Waltham House in Wirksworth, Stonelow Court in Dronfield and Whitfield House in Glossop.
Specialist community care centres offer more specialised services for older people, with short and long-term residential care, specialist dementia care, rehabilitation to help people get back on their feet and respite care on offer.
They act as a hub for older people's services in the community and offer a range of community facilities and day services.
We opened our first community care centre in Staveley in 2010 and we're building another in Swadlincote.
The next two are proposed at Heanor and Darley Dale and subject to consultation, they could open as soon as 2014.
The planned split-site community care centres in Ashbourne and the High Peak will have all the facilities and services offered by the other centres but not under one roof.