St Mary¹s opens in Lutterworth


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

Residents, staff and civic leaders attended the official opening of a new complex for older people at Lutterworth in Leicestershire last month. Nestled in between the churchyard and the town cricket pitch, the £2 million, 28-flat development ­ St Mary¹s House ­ was built by East Midlands Housing Association (EMHA) which already runs neighbouring Church Close, a housing scheme for older people. EMHA chief executive Pat Elderfield said the Old Rectory, a Georgian building backed by lawn and coppices in the centre of the town, had been bought by the association in 1996. The previous owners, the Anglican Diocese, and Harborough District Council were keen to see the site used to provide housing and care for older people and a needs survey identified the need for a very sheltered or extra care project in the area. “Immediately we set ourselves a brief to provide a sheltered housing scheme that would enable older people to live as independently as possible but with care and support on hand when needed,” Ms Elder





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