Housing scheme boost to help those choosing a care home

Posted on 09 February 2011

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has agreed to provide an extra £2 million for a new community for older people in Derby, which may interest those considering ways to pay for care.

Derby City Council is expected to approve the 98-apartment housing scheme in Mackworth, which would include 37 one-bed and 61 two-bed apartments in an extra care community for older people.

As well as donating the land at Hanwell Way to development partner Sanctuary Housing, the council will also contribute £2.2 million towards the cost of building.

"This project ticks all the boxes in that it has strong community support, represents a major housing priority for Derby City Council and meets a genuine local need, so we were pleased to support it," said HCA investment and regeneration manager Amin Khosravi.

Earlier this month, Sunderland's extra care scheme at Bramble Hollow was officially opened, thanks in part to £1.2 million in funding from the HCA.

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