Extra housing scheme completed in Bristol

9-Jul-2012

Leadbitter finishes work on £8m project in Stockwood

As the population ages and the prevalence of long-term health conditions increases, the latest in a new generation of extra care housing schemes has been completed in Bristol.

Leadbitter Group has finished building work on the £8m project on behalf of Housing 21, providing supported accommodation to help older people stay independent for longer.

“This is an excellent scheme, offering older people the independence of living in their own modern flat, which has been built with their needs in mind, together with the reassurance of on-site care and support, 24 hours a day

The Bluebell Gardens development in Stockwood provides provide 51 apartments for rent and 10 for shared ownership for the over-55s. It also has a restaurant, activity room, hairdressing salon and a mobility scooter store.

The one and two-bedroom apartments have fully-fitted kitchens and walk-in shower rooms and an on-site team will provide 24-hour care and support tailored to meet individual needs.

Simon Bostock, regional services director for Housing 21, said: “This development will provide local older people with excellent accommodation and facilities. It will also complement Housing 21’s other sheltered and extra care housing schemes in and around Bristol.”

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Bristol City Council’s cabinet member for health and social care, Councillor Glenise Morgan, added: “This is an excellent scheme, offering older people the independence of living in their own modern flat, which has been built with their needs in mind, together with the reassurance of on-site care and support, 24 hours a day. This builds on our successful programme of providing 600 extra care flats across the city.”

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