Magenta Living and Wirral Council join forces to build state of the art new homes for people who need support
Published by Anne Wilson for Magenta Living in Housing and also in Communities
Magenta Living is working in partnership with Wirral Council to start building on-site care properties with superior facilities in three key areas across the borough.
Birkenhead, Wallasey and Pensby are all set to benefit from the construction of 100 new homes designed specifically for older people and people with disabilities. These areas in particular have been earmarked to deal with the issue that many people needing support in the locality are currently living in unsuitable accommodation.
Wirral overall has a high aging population, and Magenta Living and Wirral Council are proud to be fulfilling their ongoing commitment to improving living standards for people who need support whilst regenerating communities.
This innovative partnership between Wirral Council and Magenta Living aims to help older residents and people with disabilities maintain their independence within the community.
Work on these new sustainable homes will begin later this year and will involve state of the art facilities which could include restaurants and coffee bars, hairdressers, activity rooms, health suites and space for communal areas like a lounge, cinema room or library.
Steve Eaves, Assistant Director of Development at Magenta Living says: “Sharing resources with Wirral Council on such a vital project is a positive step towards securing a better future for our elderly relatives.”
“The great news is that all three schemes will not only create new homes and a number of jobs, but they will also help us achieve our goal to build a community that we are all proud of.”
Cllr George Davies, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Engagement, said: "Having enough appropriate and affordable quality housing across the borough to meet the diverse and changing needs of the community is a priority for Wirral Council and a key objective of our Housing Strategy for 2011-2026. These new developments, which will provide a large number of new homes for older residents, are very important and we look forward to working in partnership with Magenta Living to bring these plans to fruition.”
Due for completion by Spring 2017, all three developments will create much needed jobs including; local labour by contractors, scheme project managers plus the creation of 10 apprenticeships.
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