Anchor opens housing with care scheme


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Tenants at one of Anchor Homes¹ newest integrated care and housing schemes took tea with health minister Stephen Ladyman to celebrate its opening. Dr Ladyman, officially opened Alexandra House in Henley Green, Coventry. “We have just put £87 million into a competition to encourage the construction of this type of development because older people tell us they want to have homes they can remain in for as long as possible,” Dr Ladyman said. “Alexandra House enables just that. I want to congratulate Anchor on the initiative they have shown here and in other schemes across the country. They are blazing a trail, one we wish to support. The important thing is that the older people here are happy ­ and there’s plenty of evidence of that.” Built on the site of a former residential care home, Alexandra House was commissioned by Coventry City Council¹s Social Services Department under its New Homes for Old programme. Forty-five older people now live at the scheme in one and two-bedroom flats and receive care as requ





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