Change on children's homes
THE council is replacing Bristol’s institutional children’s homes with smaller family houses.
Many youngsters in care have had to be sent away from the city over the years because of the problems associated with outdated 1960s premises and living with big groups of other children with complex needs. The city council is now changing the type of home where its looked-after children will stay, with two and three-bedroom properties eventually replacing all the older homes.
Cabinet members agreed to buy the first such house on January 22 for £545,000, which covers the purchase, legal fees, taxes and refurbishment.