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Homes in Hull for dementia sufferers approved

Extra homes for more than 200 people with dementia have been given the go-ahead in Hull.

The Department of Health approved Hull City Council's plans for the homes and awarded it £83m as part of a private finance initiative.

Extra care facilities enable residents to live independently with support from on-site social care services.

The 220 properties will be built at Hawthorne Avenue, Orchard Park and Leads Road, close to other amenities.

Angela Dunn, head of social care and housing at the council, said: "We will now be able to press ahead with developing these extra care schemes to provide more support for older and vulnerable people to live independent lives."

There are currently 40 "extra care homes" in Hull, but the development will provide an additional 220 one and two-bedroom properties to be bought or rented.

It is hoped building work will begin in 2013.

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