Rowntree gets £9.8m grant for extracare village in Hartlepool

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

A retirement village, planned in partnership between the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) and the local authority and health services in Hartlepool, has won £9.8m backing from the Government¹s Extra Care Housing Fund. The grant for the project, which will build more than 200 flats and bungalows, is the biggest single award from this year¹s allocation. This is the second year of the Government¹s £87m Extra Care Housing Fund, designed to encourage investment in new care facilities which offer alternatives to traditional care home models. The fund has been extended for a further two years. Plans for the Middle Warren development in Hartlepool build on the experience of Hartrigg Oaks, JRHT¹s retirement community in York which opened seven years ago. The new “Extra Care Village” will combine homecare services on demand with a range of communal facilities, including a restaurant, “healthy living suite”, shop, activity room, hairdressing salon, lounges and day-care facilities. Hartlepool Primary Care Trust

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