As part of a programme to replace the councils existing care homes in Fife the council executive has agreed to proceed with a Cowdenbeath area care village and the site chosen is at Cedar Crescent, Lumphinnans. The proposal is the replace the current Jenny Gray in Lochgelly and Valley House in Cowdenbeath with a 60 bed home in part of a care village with older peoples housing being built into the complex. Other services including an extension of day care in a partnership with Fife Day Care are also being considered.
The first £7.2million care village being built got underway this week in Kirkcaldy with the ground works beginning for a 60 bed home with
older peoples housing and a drop in centre part of the proposals. Following on from the Lumphinnans a further care village development will also get underway in Glenrothes.
As well as replacing current older homes these new villages will bring a new approach to supporting older people to stay in the local community and in the process will bring about much welcomed investment for the Fife economy.