Bramble Hollow Opening

A new Housing 21 Extra Care housing scheme for older people in Sunderland was officially opened this week with the presentation of a commemorative plaque to residents.

Bramble Hollow in Hetton-Le-Hole, which received £1.2 million in funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), provides 48 purpose-built apartments for the over 55s along with on-site care and support services. 

Receiving the plaque on behalf of the residents was 93 year old Isaac Storey, one of the first people to move in with his wife, Ann. Isaac was born just up the road from Bramble Hollow in Easington Lane. He always said that when he retired he would want to return to Easington Lane. From his second floor apartment, he now has a clear view ‘up the Lane’ to the old familiar sights.

Commenting on his new home, he said: “Moving here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and, trust me, I’ve made some good ones in my time!  It’s the peace of mind that’s best.”

Bramble Hollow was developed in partnership with Sunderland City Council, Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) North East and the Homes and Communities Agency. It is the third extra care scheme in Sunderland to be provided through the partnership, following earlier developments in Silksworth and Washington.