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19 September 2019

New Extra Care Housing development in Windermere taking shape

This week Councillor Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, visted the site of the county’s latest Extra Care Housing development in Windermere. 

Cumbria County Council is providing £90,000 towards the scheme which is being built by Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association with support from a range of funders.

The scheme will provide three additional Extra Care flats at Gatesbield's Craft Cottage site, two of which will be fully accessible, at affordable rents. The development will offer people over the age of 60 services which will enable them to live independently. Gatesbield provides on site services from 9am until 5pm and an out of hours on- call service.

The development is set for completion at the end of 2019  and will be available for new tenants at the beginning of the New Year.

 Mary Robinson, Chair or Gatesbield Quaker Housing Association said:
"Gatesbield is very pleased to be working with Cumbria County Council on this project which strengthens our ongoing relationship."

Cllr Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said:
“I’m delighted that work underway on this scheme. We know that older people want to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible and Extra Care Housing provides homes to make this possible. We are working with housing associations, like Gatesbield, to build new schemes by providing an element of grant funding or contributing land for development sites. This Windermere scheme is one of the first to be developed under this approach and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished homes.”




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This week Councillor Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, visted the site of the county’s latest Extra Care Housing development in Windermere.