Work begins on new Settle extra care scheme
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Work will start on Monday 10th September on the construction of new extra care in Settle. The £6.2 million development at Lower Greenfoot is a partnership scheme between Housing 21, North Yorkshire County Council, Craven District Council and the contractors, Keepmoat.
It will provide 50 one and two-bedroom self-contained apartments for people aged 55 and over. Communal facilities will include a restaurant, resource room, communal lounges, well-being suite, hairdressing salon and landscaped gardens. Settle library will also be relocated to the new development.
Extra care schemes represent the best in partnership working with the county and district councils working together with housing associations and building contractors to create state-of-the art facilities. Extra care enables couples to stay together and have their families to stay and for people to keep their pets.
Care and support is delivered according to assessed needs and extra care can also provide high levels of community nursing as well as end-of-life palliative care. Indeed for some who have moved from residential care homes, extra care has marked an improvement in their independent living skills.
Fifteen extra care housing schemes have already been developed and are in operation across the county, with a further five in development. Of the 15 in operation, 10 of them have replaced county council owned elderly persons’ homes (EPHs).
The county council is looking to revolutionise care and support for the vulnerable as well as older people with the delivery of a further 30 extra care housing schemes with a range of tenure options across the county by 2020 to meet demand.
County Councillor Clare Wood, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care said: “This is a tremendous project, absolutely at the cutting edge of where social care should be going. What authorities like North Yorkshire County Council are doing is commissioning services tailor-made to the needs of local people in their own communities.”
Clare Hemming, Development Programme Manager for Housing 21 said: “We’re delighted that construction work has now started. The new scheme will provide much needed accommodation, together with care and support for the local older population. This exciting new scheme will offer facilities which will be accessible and of benefit to others in the wider community.”
Further information about the scheme is available online at www.northyorks.gov.uk/lowergreenfoot.
Details about the rented apartments can be obtained from Housing 21’s lettings team on Tel: 0370 192 4000 or email to LettingsTeam@housing21.co.uk
Further information on the apartments for shared ownership and outright sale can be obtained from Housing 21’s sales team on 0345 608 4021 or email to email@example.com