Extra Care scheme planned for North Somerset
Published by Alliance Homes for Alliance Homes in Care and Support and also in Communities, Health, Housing
A partnership has formed between Alliance Homes, North Somerset Council and NHS North Somerset to develop and manage a state-of-the-art extra care housing scheme with specialist facilities for people with dementia.
The proposal is for a new 64-bed extra care facility at Ebdon Court in Worle, North Somerset, with associated day centre and communal facilities.
The idea of extra care is to provide a community of independent living flats suited to older and disabled people. There will be significant communal space for resident activities and for the community. It will also include much needed dementia care accommodation and facilities.
Alliance Homes will be working closely with North Somerset Council on the development of the scheme which is due to be completed in autumn 2016.
The project would be funded by Alliance Homes, NHS North Somerset and recently approved grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Steve Chinn, Managing Director at Alliance Homes Group, said: "This is an exciting project for Alliance Homes and will deliver much needed facilities locally. We are working on the details of the scheme which is still subject to local consultation and planning permission but we are at the start of one of our biggest and most important projects yet."
Sheila Smith, Director of People and Communities at North Somerset Council added, "We are delighted that this multi-agency project has secured funding. This will ensure a long term future for care services, especially for people with dementia at Ebdon Court."