Castleoak chosen to build extracare housing in West Sussex


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

Specialist healthcare contractor Castleoak Construction is to build an extracare housing scheme in Billingshurst, in partnership with Saxon Weald Housing Association, West Sussex County Council Social Services, Horsham Primary Care Trust and Horsham District Council. Saxon Weald chose Castleoak to partner them on the bid, which secured £1.7m in grant funding from the Department of Health¹s Extra Care Housing Fund. The scheme in Billingshurst was one of 16 throughout England announced as successful in applying for DoH funding support. The housing scheme will provide 40 one- and two-bedroom flats for frail older people, including 10 for shared ownership and two for a respite care/hospital discharge facility. Castleoak, with architects Tooley & Foster, will be responsible for the design, construction and fitting out of the scheme. A detailed planning application is currently being prepared and work is due to start on site in Spring 2005. The housing scheme will feature a large communal lounge, dining room, lau





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...

The parallel universes of social care

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

The Care Quality Commission’s adult social care ‘productivity’ dipped in August and for the umpteenth time the 90% target of...