The National Housing Federation is calling for affordable homes designed for older people with integrated care services to be built. We’re pleased to be investing in this type of housing with our innovative ShireLiving extra care schemes, helping to meet a real need for quality, affordable homes for people as they age.
David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, said: “Hundreds of thousands of new homes for older people are needed across the country that offer flexible care and support services at an affordable price. We need to face up to the needs of our growing older population and the looming crisis that awaits us if we don’t.”
Our newly completed schemes in Wombourne, Stafford and Cannock have been developed to go towards meeting this need and have proved to be very popular with people over the age of 55. Properties have been let to individuals and couples with a mixture of low, medium and high care needs.
Together with Choices Housing Association we’re planning a further six ShireLiving schemes across Shropshire and Staffordshire over the next four years. Oakwood in Wellington is set to open its doors next spring and work is already underway at our development in Newcastle under Lyme. With planning permission now in place for new schemes in Oswestry and Shrewsbury we will soon be providing over 600 purpose built apartments especially designed to meet the future needs and expectations of our increasing ageing population.