Borough Care plays a key role in the delivery of residential care in Stockport, providing over 400 beds, a fifth of the total. But most of Borough Care's homes are over 20 years old and are in need of investment for renovation and refurbishment. The council - which owns the buildings and leases them back to Borough Care - has agreed to invest around £20 million in the homes, to ensure that they will continue to meet residents' needs for many years to come.
Borough Care is working with residents, their families, and staff to minimise the disruption to residents. Where residents do have to move homes, wherever possible the staff they are used to will move with them.
There is no cost to the council taxpayer in Stockport. The council is able to borrow the money at a very low rate, and Borough Care's payments to the council will cover the interest and repayment.