Stockport Council has agreed to invest around £20 million to improve and modernise existing care home provision in the Borough.
The investment by the Council and Borough Care – who operate its residential accommodation – will see seven care homes updated.
Cllr Keith Holloway, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Supporting Adults, said:
“Stockport Council places a high priority on the needs and health of older people. Since the creation of Borough Care the world of social care has moved on significantly and the homes originally transferred out of Council control at the time are now somewhat outdated.
“Investing in this programme of improvements, at no cost to the Council tax payer, will help to ensure we can continue to provide suitable care places for older people now and for many years ahead.
The programme of work is expected to start in early 2017 and take four to five years to complete, subject to planning permission.