Home Group helping meet 1000 target

January 22nd, 2019 in Home Group News


Home Group has announced a partnership that will deliver 240 new extra care homes in Leeds.

Home Group, one of the UK’s largest providers of high-quality housing, health and social care, has teamed up with Leeds City Council, Ashely House Ltd and Morgan Ashely LLP, to deliver new extra care homes across the city.

The homes will be spread across four sites - Holt Park, Seacroft, West Ardsley and Woodlesford - and will have a minimum of 35% affordable rented homes at each scheme.  Building work is set to start on the first site towards the end of 2019, with all four sites completed and operational by spring 2021.

Extra care housing is primarily for people who have care and support needs as well as a housing need. The scheme helps to alleviate social isolation through access to shared facilities, dining and activities and also provides on-site access to 24/7 emergency or unplanned care which is an additional feature that separates it from other forms of retirement living.

Extra care provision has also shown to result in savings for individuals and the council as it costs significantly less to deliver than residential care, even when recipients have medium to high care and support needs.

The development of the four sites makes a significant contribution towards the Leeds Vision for Extra Care housing, which involves the council working with partner organisations to construct more than 1000 units of extra care housing by 2028, in order to meet the growing demand for this accommodation type and population forecasts in the city.

Dr Nichola Stefanou, Director of Clinical Practice at Home Group, said: “We are delighted to be part of the delivery group that will work towards helping the City Council achieve its Vision for Extra Care housing ambitions.

“Home Group has a strong track record in delivering specialist care across a range of areas and to service-users with a variety of needs. We are currently delivering 426 services with NHS trusts and local authorities, supporting over 23,000 people.”