Brunelcare invites bids for places in new scheme


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

Bristol-based charity Brunelcare has begun a nomination bid process for people who wish to live at its new £6.3 million very sheltered housing development in the Fishponds area of Bristol. Known as Colliers Gardens, the scheme will incorporate 50 self-sufficient one and two bedroom homes designed to facilitate independent living among Bristol’s older population. Built in partnership with Bristol City Council, and with additional funding from the Housing Corporation, the development is the second scheme of its type to be built by Brunelcare in the city. Included in the development will be a range of community facilities including a communal block with full catering kitchen, dining area and living room, training and therapy room, buggy store with recharging points, laundrette and hairdressers. Internally the layout of the ground floor corridor has been designed to resemble a street scene, with external finishes with glass funnels to allow in natural daylight. Demolition and site clearance work started in Novem





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