Paul Burstow Minister of State for Care Services visits new ‘Extra Care’ scheme in Littlehampton, Sussex

May 30, 2012 | By | Reply More


Paul Burstow enjoys chatting with residents at Claridge House

Ahead of the Government’s White Paper on reforming care and support in England, Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow MP visited McCarthy & Stone’s new ‘Extra Care’ development Claridge House in Littlehampton, Sussex to see how specialist housing can help older people lead happier, healthier and longer lives.

Paul Burstow MP said:

“The Government supports specialised housing which specifically meets the needs and aspirations of older people, keeping them independent and active. Well-designed Extra-Care Housing – such as the scheme at Claridge House – is one of a number of ways to do this.”


Gary Day, Land and Planning Director for McCarthy & Stone, said:

“We were pleased to show the Minister how our schemes can really help transform the lives of our residents. It is about more than just care, it is about protecting residents from declining health and supporting them to lead happier, healthier and longer lives. Our residents enjoy their independence safe in the knowledge that support if never far away and for many it is a direct alternative to entering residential care.”

McCarthy & Stone hopes that the Government’s forthcoming White Paper, due to be published in the summer, will recognise the important role of specialist housing in delivering better social care in Britain.

Claridge House consists of 58 one and two bedroom apartments, specifically designed for the needs of frail older residents, along with a range of communal facilities and flexible care available 24 hours a day. Over a third of the apartments are already occupied.

To find out more about Assisted Living at Claridge House call 01903 730133 or visit the show complex on Church Street, open daily from 10.30m until 5.00pm.

McCarthy & Stone is Britain’s leading provider of retirement accommodation for owner-occupiers. Since 1999 McCarthy & Stone has pioneered the delivery of specialist Assisted Living (Extra Care) accommodation in the private sector.

Assisted Living accommodation helps to promote independence by allowing older residents (typically in their late 70s or older) to remain in their own home while facilitating them to lead healthy and active lives. Residents have a self contained home alongside a range of communal facilities. Flexible care is available 24 hours a day from an on-site CQC registered care team.


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