Mill Rise extracare village opens


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

Mill Rise, an extracare village, has recently opened in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire.

Located in a priority regeneration area, Mill Rise is one of the first schemes outside London to combine extracare housing for the over-55s with a primary care centre, integrating previously disparate health services.

The £15m scheme has been developed on the site of a former factory, by Aspire Housing, North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust and Prima 200 North Staffordshire, the local LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) company. The scheme will cater for residents with a mix of low, medium and high care needs. The three-storey steel-framed development provides 60 one- and two-bedroom extracare apartments for rent and shared ownership. It also incorporates three GP practices (accessible to residents through a linked corridor, and to the wider community through a separate entrance), a pharmacy, restaurant, café, bar, and hair salon, in a secure village environment.

Mill Rise will also





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