Supported living scheme launches in North Yorkshire

Taken: 23rd Jan 2017 Opening of the Eston Community Village in Redcar & Cleveland. 
Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography  www.davecharnleyphotography.comTaken: 23rd Jan 2017 Opening of the Eston Community Village in Redcar & Cleveland. Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography www.davecharnleyphotography.com

North-east housing provider Thirteen Group has launched a new supported living scheme in Eston, North Yorkshire.

Developed with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the scheme features 38 one bedroom apartments across four buildings designed to provide a high-quality environment for people with dementia, mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Martin Hawthorne, director of development and regeneration at Thirteen, said: “Eston Community Village is a fantastic scheme, and we were proud to welcome partners and showcase the facilities that are on offer to residents.

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“It provides high quality, modern homes that meet the needs of residents who benefit from its specialist features.

“It means they can lead independent lives while receiving the care and support they need to be an integral part of their community.

“Developments such as this are important for Eston and the surrounding area, and by providing both supported living and extra care housing on this one site, we are fulfilling two key needs.”

Each apartment features an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area together with a bathroom, with access from the bedroom as well as the hallway. Residents also have access to a large and welcoming communal lounge area. Alongside the apartments are 13 bungalows, for tenants over the age of 55. Two of the bungalows are specially designed for wheelchair users.

Councillor David Walsh, cabinet member for adults at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “I really welcome this project, and I was delighted to have attended the launch.

“Thanks to the successful partnership between the council and Thirteen, the scheme will provide elderly residents and those with dementia, mental health issues and learning difficulties with tailored and high-quality accommodation.

“I believe it will be a thriving and personal community for those who will call it home.”

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