Multi-million pound care plan scrapped

County Hall, Matlock.

County Hall, Matlock.

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The future of care for the elderly in Derbyshire looks uncertain after the collapse of a multi-million pound deal to build hundreds of “five-star” apartments for older people.


Last year, developer Housing 21 signed an £83million contract with Derbyshire Council Council (DCC) to create 800 flats providing round-the-clock care.

However, the council scrapped the deal on Monday after Housing 21 revealed it could not afford to build nearly 700 of the apartments.

 

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