£6.4m Doncaster housing care scheme nears completion

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Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''22nd October 2014.'Keepmoat'Topping Out ceremony at Swallowdale, Jubilee Close, Edlington.'L-R Shane Hayward-Giles, Assistant Director for Modernisation and Commissioning DMBC, Cllr Joan Briggs, Cllr Bob Johnson Regeneration and Growth Cabinet Member DMBC, Nathan Brough of Keepmoat.
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Swallowdale, a new extra care housing scheme for older people in Edlington, has been topped out.

Representatives from Housing & Care 21, Doncaster Council, Keepmoat and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) met recently to lay the final roof tiles. The £6.4m scheme is due for completion in spring 2015.

Extra care apartments are a flexible housing option for older people with care needs, or who may develop care needs in the future. Apartments are self contained, private and modern but residents also have access to a 24 hour care service if needed. On-site support services can include meal preparation, personal care, finances, shopping, housework and laundry. Residents also have access to a range of communal facilities including a hair dresser, gardens and a restaurant.

The extra care scheme on Jubilee Close is being constructed by Keepmoat and is being funded by Doncaster Council, the HCA and Housing & Care 21.

Victoria Barclay, regional director at Housing & Care 21, said: “Swallowdale is a beautiful development with care and support services and a range of facilities to help older people to live full, independent lives. It also offers the wonderful opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.”

Doncaster’s Cabinet member for Housing, Councillor Christine Mills, said: “This development is a valuable addition to the choice of housing available within Doncaster and will help older residents to maintain their quality of life and independence.”

Martin Smithurst, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat, said: “It’s great to see Swallowdale topping out. This exciting scheme, which will create much-needed new homes for older people in the area, is progressing quickly. We are delighted to be working with our partners to help transform their vision for Edlington into reality.”

Swallowdale will provide 52 apartments for rent and 12 apartments and two bungalows for purchase through shared ownership for local people aged 55 and over.

For more information on rentals contact Housing & Care 21’s lettings team on: 03456066363 / lettings@housing21.co.uk. To find out about job opportunities email: recruitment@housingandcare21.co.uk.

To find out more about Housing & Care 21 visit: www.housingandcare21.co.uk or call: 0370 192 4000.