Sheltered housing schemes in Liverpool get upgrade
Three sheltered housing schemes for elderly people in Liverpool will be upgraded to provide 24-hour care, the council said.
Liverpool City Council said it would spend £255,000 in 260 Extra Care Housing (ECH) units to give people more independence than residential homes.
Residents will have round-the-clock assistance, their own tenancies and access to communal facilities.
The council said investment was needed due to a increasing older population.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: "People in our city are living longer which is great news, but it brings with it additional pressures on services because we have a growing older population who need our help and support.
"We need to make sure we are in a position to respond to the challenges that this will bring and I want us to be able to offer good quality and accessible housing where people can live in safety and comfort but retain their independence."
Liverpool spends almost £62m a year on care for older people, with the Extra Care budget making up £2.3m of the total.