Guernsey care home rebuild plans released

image captionThe plans include self-contained flats, communal lounges, a restaurant and activity rooms

Plans to rebuild two of Guernsey's residential care homes have been released.

The new accommodation at Longue Rue House and Maison Maritaine will be built next to the existing homes, which will eventually be demolished.

The Housing Department said the homes were no longer fit for purpose for the more than 100 residents they care for.

Residents are expected to be able to move into the new accommodation in three years.

The first phase of the development on each site will include enough new flats to accommodate all existing residents.

The homes will be built as "extra care" housing and include self-contained flats, communal lounges, a restaurant, activity rooms and a hairdressing salon.

Residents have been told they can expect the same level of care, but can choose to live independently if they wish.

The proposals are similar to the only other housing scheme of its type at Rosaire Avenue in St Peter Port.

The proposals also include building a new day centre at the Maison Maritaine site.

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