Home could get slice of £600,000

Boughton, Bishops Court
Boughton, Bishops Court

A BOUGHTON care home which escaped the axe could now be in line to share a refurbishment cash pot of £600,000.

Bishops Court is one of six homes which could benefit after the proposal is considered by a Nottinghamshire County Council committee.

The authority agreed to continue to operate the six care homes last September.

Improvements could include maintenance and decoration works to improve the environment for residents and their visitors and also updating IT cabling.

The cash is part of the £34m the Council saved on its projected spending last year.

Coun Kevin Rostance, chairman of the council’s adult social care and health committee, said: “Many of these homes were built in the 1980s and have not undergone any major refurbishment since this time.

“The programme will cover any repairs needed and will help improve the internal and external appearance of the buildings, making them a more attractive place for their residents to live in.

“We are aiming to increase their use for short-term residents and offering more services for the community so this project will also help make this happen.”

The home faced possible closure five years ago and a campaign was launched to keep it open by residents and their families.