Nearly 7,000 care homes will be renovated and refurbished as part of the Dignity in Care campaign

Care homes in England are to receive £67m of funding for renovation and refurbishment, the Department of Health has announced.

Almost 7,000 care homes will receive money as part of the government’s Dignity in Care campaign, which aims to restore dignity to care services for elderly people.

The funding will go towards the refurbishment of dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, gardens and outdoor spaces. Carpets and flooring will be replaced, and money will be invested in information technology so that residents can use the internet.

Care services minister Ivan Lewis said: “I know how important it is for people living in care homes to have an environment they are happy in and that they are proud to call a home. By distributing this funding to almost 7,000 care homes throughout England we are able to improve the lives of tens of thousands of people and their families”.

The allocations range from a £20,000 injection to the City of London to a £1.895m package to local authorities in Kent.