Specialist Housing Scheme Underway

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We are pleased to announce that foundations have been laid for our housing scheme in Eston Community Village which will provide the necessary homes and facilities to extend the care and support offered from Barnaby House Extra Care to people with dementia, mental health problems, and learning difficulties.

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The scheme was developed in response to identified local need for bright, high quality, modern homes that offer people with dementia and mental health problems a chance to live in a thriving, community environment. The development aims to significantly improve quality of life by allowing persons to live within their abilities, be safe and feel safe and create stimulating settings for daily activities.

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Barnaby House Extra Care currently offers care and support to over 55’s with services and social opportunities including a lounge, bistro, hair and beauty and a chiropodist. The new scheme will add 36 apartment homes and 13 bungalows for older persons spread across four buildings. Designed to be homes from home, the new apartments will feature an open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area, bathroom and access to a large and welcoming communal area.

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Each distinctive home is arranged in familiar built forms to benefit residents with cognitive dependencies, with a range of safe and secure outdoor spaces with sensory cues including a courtyard, crescent, street and square. Supported housing choice has also been extended to allow partners to stay together should one develop the need for a higher level of care.
The projects target completion is early 2016, early feedback suggests that the scheme has already won hearts and mind.

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