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Step on road to new care home

Former Glenside site could be developed

Social care chiefs say a new residential home for older people planned in Douglas will provide facilities the Island's growing elderly population deserve.

If planning permission is granted, a 60 bed home, including a dementia unit and day care facilities, will be built on the site of the former Glenside Resource Centre on the corner of Glencrutchery and Victoria roads.

It would replace two existing facilities in the capital - Reayrt ny Baie on Albert Terrace, and the dementia unit at Thie Meanagh in Farmhill.

Director of Adult Social Services Cath Hayhow says standards are much higher now than when Reayrt ny Baie opened:

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