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£2m extra care grant scheme will support older people in Cumbria

£2m extra care grant scheme will support older people in Cumbria

Improving the lives and wellbeing of older people in Cumbria took another exciting step forward with the launch of Cumbria County Council’s new £2 million Extra Care Housing Grant Award scheme. The programme aims to attract innovative solutions to help Cumbria County Council deliver on extra care housing solutions across the county.   Cllr Peter […]

12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care housing development combats loneliness

Extra care housing development combats loneliness

An extra care housing development in Clapton Common known for its high quality apartments and health and wellbeing activities for the over 55’s is combatting loneliness and isolation with a new befriending initiative. Hanover Housing Association has joined forces with the Compassionate Neighbours Project at Limetree Court to help bring joy to the lives of […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Fiona Gardens, Trafford Housing Trust’s Extra Care scheme in Sale, has opened a new ‘Reminiscence Room’ to help tackle dementia which affects over 850,000 people in the UK.  Transporting residents back in time, the Reminiscence Room replicates a 1950’s living room and is designed to provide a familiar space where people living with dementia can […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

One Housing’s first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London, Rosebank Park, opened in Essex on Thursday 22 June. The pioneering £11 million development in Harwich is the first of One Housing’s current wave of expansion into older people’s housing and care outside London. Rosebank Park offers 70 high quality apartments for local people aged 55 […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

A care facility in Ledbury welcomed the Malvern Male Voice Choir to perform for its residents, raising over £400 for a local charity.   Residents and guests at Leadon Bank Extra Care Housing enjoyed an hour-long performance from the choir last Thursday (18 May), which included amusing solo pieces and three poetry readings based on […]

26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Cross Keys Care helps Peterborough resident celebrate 100th birthday

Cross Keys Care helps Peterborough resident celebrate 100th birthday

Cross Keys Homes has helped Kingfisher Court resident, Kathleen Johnson, celebrate her 100th birthday with a surprise party.   Kathleen moved into Peterborough’s Kingfisher Court, from Western super Mere in June last year in order to be close to her family. She celebrated her birthday with her close family, and the following day enjoyed a […]

25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care residents bowled over

Extra care residents bowled over

With some time to spare on a drizzly afternoon, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme set up a bowling alley in the home and enjoyed an afternoon of fun.   Tenants of the Ifield Way scheme were in a league of their own this week, when they got together to avoid a grey […]

15th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

  Residents and staff at a Cardiff nursing home are looking forward to the future, following the completion of a transfer of ownership.   Ty Coch nursing home, on Station Road in Llanishen, has become the latest addition to the portfolio of health, social care and affordable housing schemes run by Linc Cymru (Linc) in […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Residents at a local Bradford Extra Care estate were treated to an Indian musical masterclass when the QED Foundation (QED) visited the Dove Court development as part of its musical memories initiative.   The young-at-heart occupants of the Hanover Housing Association property couldn’t believe their eyes and ears when they were greeted by the delightfully […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
South Manchester extra care facility completes

South Manchester extra care facility completes

Village 135, an innovative £18 million extra care scheme providing accommodation for residents 55 and over, in Wythenshawe is now complete.  Designed in the style of a high-end residential development, Village 135 is split across two sides of Hollyhedge Road and is connected via a glass bridge. Linking the two buildings together allows residents to easily […]

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Extra care complex previews Tour de Yorkshire Trophy

Extra care complex previews Tour de Yorkshire Trophy

With less than a month to go before the Tour de Yorkshire gets underway, older people from Tadcaster were treated to a special visit of the cycling event’s golden trophy. development earlier this week.   The trophy, which takes the shape of the famous Yorkshire ‘Y’, paid a visit to residents at Hanover Housing Association’s […]

4th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra Care Tenants Spring into Spirit of Easter

Extra Care Tenants Spring into Spirit of Easter

The spirit of spring was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week, when tenants got together to enjoy a spot of seasonal crafting.   Tenants of the Ifield Way housing scheme gathered together in the dining room, to embrace their creativity and indulge in an afternoon of Easter themed crafting. […]

23rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

Gloucestershire extra care housing up for national housing award

An extra care housing development in the historic market town of Cinderford has been shortlisted for a major honour at this year’s National Housing for Older People Awards.   The Hanover Housing Association facility, Hanover Court, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best UK housing with care for 44 – 52 units’ category. The awards, which […]

21st March 2017 | By | Reply More
Time capsule burial at ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Stoke Gifford Village

Time capsule burial at ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s Stoke Gifford Village

Older people hoping to move into the new £53m Stoke Gifford Retirement Village were able to take part in a time capsule burial on the Village construction site. Stoke Gifford Retirement Village is due to open in late 2018, with applications opening later this year. More than 400 households have already registered their interest in […]

3rd March 2017 | By | Reply More
UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

UK’s first LGBT elderly extra care scheme to open in Manchester

The ambition to create a community aimed at older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people was announced last week by Manchester City Council. The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides high quality housing for older people, and is the first LGBT majority “Extra Care” scheme in the UK. Manchester’s older LGBT population is […]

22nd February 2017 | By | Reply More
ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’

ExtraCare: Housing White Paper can take a ‘huge step to solving looming crisis’

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust welcomes the commitment in the Housing White Paper to work with housing providers and older people to deliver a greater supply and range of retirement accommodation.  Mick Laverty, chief executive of ExtraCare, said the charitable housing association would share its expertise in developing and running large-scale retirement villages that produce better […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care tenants ring in Chinese New Year

Extra care tenants ring in Chinese New Year

A taste of the Orient was on the menu at Watling Court in Gravesend, when tenants got together to get into the spirit of celebrating the Chinese New Year.   Tenants of the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme got together on Saturday 28th January to commemorate the start of the Chinese New Year and […]

6th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care scheme’s partnership with school is a real page-turner

Extra care scheme’s partnership with school is a real page-turner

Residents of an extra care scheme in Collier’s Wood have been joining local primary school pupils to explore the world of children’s literature in special story time sessions.   Sanctuary’s Trellis House, on Mill Road, has played host to pupils from Merton Abbey Primary School in the scheme’s communal lounge by inviting them to read […]

30th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Housing association starts work building extra care housing scheme

Now celebrating its 50th year, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has started work on its Maidstone extra care housing scheme, one of three planned projects in Kent, which combined, will provide care and housing for hundreds of older people.   The Larkfield extra care housing scheme, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, will provide 74 […]

12th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Gravesend extra care tenants get into spirit of Christmas

Gravesend extra care tenants get into spirit of Christmas

Christmas spirit was in the air at Watling Court this week, when tenants got together to decorate their home for the season and indulge in some festive fun.   With Christmas carols playing in the background and plenty of delicious festive treats on offer, tenants of the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme got together […]

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