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Giving extra care to more older people living independently

Posted onPosted on 18th Nov

A new development that provides older people with additional care support has been officially opened in Boughton.

Broadleaves is the fourth ‘housing with care’ scheme to be opened by Newark and Sherwood District Council and has been designed for people aged over 60.

An official opening, led by Coun Tim Wendels, chairman of the council’s Homes and Communities Committee, showcased the 30 spacious and accessible apartments that have been designed to meet possible future needs.

Twenty of the apartments have been designated for people with daily care needs. An on-site care team provides support to these residents and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Each apartment has under floor heating, a modern kitchen, and is linked to the care line system, reassuring residents that they will be able to easily seek emergency assistance at any time of the day or night.

There are also 10 two-bedroom bungalows, all with the same features.

All residents have access to communal facilities, such as a communal lounge, laundry room, guest room, TV lounge and hairdressing salon. There is also a commercial kitchen with cooks employed to offer home cooked and tasty lunches.

Coun Wendels said: “We’re excited to see this outstanding housing complex is now open.

“The district has an ageing population, evidenced through our housing register, which is a key influence in terms of the housing that we are providing.

“Each apartment provides residents with a wide range of facilities and amenities that will allow them to live safely and comfortably, along with 24-hour support, should they need it.”

Nottinghamshire County Council helped in for identifying and assessing applicants with care needs for the site, while Fosse Health Care was commissioned as the development’s care provider.

Coun Boyd Elliott, chair of the county council’s Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee, added: “Broadleaves brings independent living to the heart of Boughton, offering people their own apartment and their own front door in a modern building that is designed to meet their future needs. People who are assessed as needing social care support can benefit from one of our extra care apartments, with a care team on site to help them 24/7.”

To find out more, contact Newark and Sherwood District Council by calling 0800 561 0010 or to arrange a social care assessment call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080.