MP tops out new Housing 21 extra care scheme

Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, helped to place the last tile on the roof of Mendell Court a new Housing 21 extra care scheme.   She visited the extra care scheme for older people to join the project’s partners in a celebration to mark the ‘topping out’ milestone in the scheme’s development.

Mendell Court has been built through a partnership between:

  • Housing 21
  • Wirral Council
  • NHS Wirral
  • Older Peoples’ Parliament
  • Department of Health.  

When complete the new scheme will provide 49 one and two bedroom apartments, purpose built to meet the requirements of older people. The £5.1 million development will support people with a range of needs through an on-site care team which will be available 24 hours a day.  

Mendell Court, which includes options for rent and for purchase on a shared ownership basis, will provide facilities which can be used by older people within the local community, including a hairdressing salon and restaurant.

Mendell Court is the second of two new extra care schemes being provided by Housing 21 in Wirral. The other, Willow Bank, is due to open this month. Mendell Court will be ready to welcome residents in the New Year.