Care model fills gap in long term care provision

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

By Geoff Hodgson Willicombe Park is a new model of long term care provision which fills the gap between speculative retirement housing and residential care. Audley Court managing director Nick Sanderson says that for many older people, this new model of independent living with ready availability of personal and domestic care is the answer to their prayers. Nestling among shady trees on five acres of park land in Tunbridge Wells, the apartments, lodges, cottages, bungalows and penthouses at Willicombe Park are, without question, aimed at the top end of the market. The top end of the market has responded positively with most of the units in the new development being sold as they become available. Ninety per cent of the first phase of the 67 unit development has been sold. Prices range from a penthouse flat in a refurbished mansion on the property for £265,000 with a monthly service charge of £500, to a one bedroom cottage at £95,000 with a monthly service charge of £400. prices at Willicombe Park have rise

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