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First of a new kind of care village set to open

The new £19m Bowthorpe Care Village opens on the outskirts of Norwich next week. Photo: ITV News Anglia

A new care village - the first of its kind in East Anglia - is opening its doors to residents from Monday.

It's like a fancy hotel complex with a hairdressers, bar, cafe, shop and restaurant set in landscaped gardens but it's actually made up of 92 care flats and a dementia home.

Four council care homes built in the 1970s in Norwich are shutting and the residents transferring to Bowthorpe Care Village on the outskirts of of the city.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

The complex, which cost £19 million, has 92 self-contained apartments but with care available, if needed, around the clock. And there's an 80-bed specialist dementia unit too.

In 2010 there were about 13,000 people with dementia in Norfolk and that figure is expected to almost double by 2030.

The complex has 92 self-contained apartments. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We're all getting older and certainly there is a massive rise in the people living with dementia.

"This building represents fantastic environment , supporting people to live independently, providing great quality care but as you can see it's beautiful. It's like a hotel."

– Karen Knight, NorseCare
In 2010 there were about 13,000 people with dementia in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Bowthorpe Care Village is a pioneering partnership between care providers, councils and the Saffron Housing Trust.

The site will a practice nurse and a doctor will hold regular surgeries.

There are also 12 private rooms for sale at a cost £825 a week.