Callendar Court opens


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

A new housing complex providing affordable housing for older people with extra-care needs opened in Brecon Lough, Gateshead in December. Callendar Court is the last of five developed by the council and voluntary housing association Housing 21. Gateshead Council began a £15 million modernisation scheme for older people’s housing in 2001. Priory Court, which won first prize for a partnership scheme in The Journal’s 21st Century Living Awards opened in 2002. Winton Court followed in 2003, Fountain Court in 2004 and Marigold Court in 2005. At Callendar Court, tenants live independently in specially adapted flats, with trained staff on hand to meet any personal care needs. Each apartment is equipped with ensuite bathroom and specially adapted kitchen, using “smart” technology that can employ discreet sensors to detect if tenants fall out of bed and automatically switches on lights or turns off taps if they become disorientated. Under the same roof, restaurant, hairdressing salon, gardens and hobbies room





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