Arena ExtraCare plans secure village project

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

Arena Housing Association¹s newly created division, Arena ExtraCare, has been selected by Sheffield City Council as joint commissioning partner to develop a self-contained village for the city¹s older people. Modelled on early pilot schemes around the country, the village will be designed to provide residents with a secure environment which at the same time allows scope for an active lifestyle. In addition to care facilities, on-site amenities will range from health and fitness studios and jacuzzis to shops, bars, and restaurants, and will be complemented by externally organised activities such as sightseeing trips and holidays, as well as horse-riding and canoeing for the more adventurous. Commenting on the project, lead officer for Sheffield City Council¹s older person¹s housing strategy, Terry Smith, said Sheffield had been exploring new housing solutions for the city¹s growing population of older people for some time and this was a project that promised real benefits to everyone involved. “While stil

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