A SHAKE-UP of care for the elderly at council-run homes is welcome news for Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford.
She was pleased with the announcement on Tuesday by Kirklees social services director Philip Cotterill that more funds had been found for Moorlands Grange, Netherton.
A new purpose-built home could be built on the site if that option is chosen.
A new home in the south of Huddersfield for elderly residents with mental health is also proposed.
Ms Mountford said: "For those who need to move into a care home, Moorlands Grange, whether new or improved is going to have the most excellent facilities and will become a model for other areas to follow.
"I also welcome the news of the new home for people with mental health problems in south Huddersfield, something the area is much in need of.
"Both homes will be built to meet the new high standards deserved by all residents."
The council had already announced plans to spend £1.5m on refurbishments and improvements at Moorlands Grange when Health Minister Stephen Ladyman visited in August.