Architects release drawings of planned new facilities
Images have been released to show how a new dementia unit will look when it opens in Lichfield, Staffordshire, later this year.
The centre is one of two planned for the area by Staffordshire County Council and Symphony, a consortium made up of the Accord Group, Keepmoat and Quattro Architects.
Council health chief, Councillor Alan White, said: “These dementia centres will absolutely transform the way people receive care and support.
“They will create a real home-like environment and offer a support network that will make a huge difference to residents with dementia.”
The second facility is planned for Burton, although the exact location of both is yet to be confirmed.
Once built, they will create an environment in which residents will be able to hold family gatherings, keep pets, and have access to communal areas and facilities, such as a café.
Due to open in 2017, they will lead to the closure of three current centres in Burtnwood, Tamworth and Burton.
Together, the two new buildings will provide space for 135 residents.