Council joins housing association to develop assisted living facility
Gateshead Council and voluntary housing association Housing 21 have opened Marigold Court in Gateshead, a former council sheltered housing unit designed to allow tenants to live independently in specially adapted flats, with trained staff available to meet any personal care needs. Marigold Court is the fourth development to open since Gateshead Council began its Â£15 million modernisation scheme for older people’s housing in 2001. Each apartment at Marigold Court is equipped with ensuite bathroom and specially adapted kitchen, using assistive technology. A restaurant, hairdressing salon, gardens and hobbies room complete the development.