Extra care scheme opens

Issue 629

The opening of a new Extra Care Housing Scheme in Heckmondwike – for the elderly and people with housing and social care needs – has taken place.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt, officially opened Meadow Green and Meadow Green Lodge and met tenants who have recently moved in there.

Coun Molly Walton, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, and Coun Cathy Scott, Cabinet Member for Housing, were invited alongside local ward councillors and partners from Regenter Excellent Homes for Life (REHL).

Meadow Green is the second of the three Extra Care Housing schemes being built by Kirklees Council in partnership with REHL, a consortium comprising John Laing and Wates Living Space.

The scheme will be maintained by Pinnacle PSG on behalf of the REHL consortium and they will also manage the tenancies on behalf of the council.

Care and support is provided by national health and social care charity Community Integrated Care.

Woodland Court, in Dewsbury, was the first Extra Care Housing Scheme and was opened in October last year by the Duke of Kent.

The third Extra Care housing scheme, Sandymount, is being built in Huddersfield and is due to open in July.

Meadow Green is a 53-apartment complex, which includes Meadow Green Lodge, a separate scheme of 10 flats that will provide specialist support to people with dementia.

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