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Make your later life a better life with Extra Care Housing

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group is working with local partners to provide local people with care needs an alternative to residential care home admission.

Strand Court, extra care housing scheme is the first of five schemes that will offer purpose built homes for the elderly and frail people of North East Lincolnshire. It will enable people to preserve their independence in their own home yet still allow them to receive additional help and support when required to maintain a better quality of life.

The CCG, together with North East Lincolnshire Council, Ashley House and Inclusion Housing have worked together for a number of years to ensure the people of North East Lincolnshire have a choice of Extra Care Housing as many other people have at the moment up and down the country.

The new homes built on the Old Strand School site in East Marsh, Grimsby and based on guidance from the Homes and Community Agency (HCA) will be available by June 2015. The scheme will offer brand new one and two bedroomed independent flats that have been designed with old age and disability in mind. There will be a communal garden and dining area with café facilities available should residents and their guests chose to use them. Residents who require it can also take advantage of 24 hour care 7 days a week which will be provided by one of the local home care agencies.

Dr Ademola Bamgbala, Clinical Lead for Community Care at the CCG said: “We have talked for a while about the need to promote preventative initiatives and we have talked for a while about the notion of wellbeing. This extra care housing scheme is an example of how we can work together to offer people with a care need a way of staying independent in what will become their new home.

“People will be free to live their lives as they wish in accommodation that is designed around their needs. It will tackle the scourge of isolation and help tackle the effects that inappropriate housing can have on health, wellbeing and care need.”

The scheme is now taking expressions of interest from local people who have a health or social care need and who are interested in living in this purpose built accommodation.

To show your interest or to find out more information please call Inclusion Housing on 01904 675207 or email albionstreet@inclusionhousingcic.org.uk by no later than 7th May 2015.

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