Gateshead forges link with Housing 21

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

Gateshead Council has entered into a formal partnership agreement with the national housing association, Housing 21, to provide sheltered accommodation for older people in Gateshead. The move follows the decision taken by Gateshead Council last year to improve the range of support services available to older people living in Gateshead. The signing of the agreement signals the start of work on a £15m five-year programme to provide new accommodation in Gateshead, beginning later this year with the construction of a new unit for 40 older people at Wardley in Gateshead. The new unit will offer private rooms, a communal lounge, a restaurant which will be open to the public, a hair salon and spa bath suite. Each room will also be equipped with the necessary cabling to adapt it, as the need arises, with electronic devices and equipment for people who become frail or disabled, or who suffer from dementia. This so-called “smart house” will use high technology to create safer surroundings and help people to maintain t

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