Extra care housing scheme goes on show

An exciting new extra care housing scheme for older people in Rugby is to be showcased on Wednesday 15th June between 10am and 5pm.

Farmers Court in Charolais Close (off Craven Road) has been built on the site of the former Rugby Cattle Market.  On 15th June the new development will be open for viewing by anyone interested in finding out more about extra care living. Visitors are invited to come along and take a look around the apartments and the on-site facilities.  Housing 21 employees will also be on hand to answer questions and guide anyone interested in applying for one of the new apartments through the application process.

The £5.8 million complex, which has received £3.2m of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), will provide 45 one and two bedroom affordable apartments to rent for people over the age of 55. Unlike standard sheltered housing it will feature additional facilities and an on-site care service which is available 24-hours-a-day.

The on-site facilities will include a residents’ lounge, restaurant, hair and beauty salon, guest room for family/friends and landscaped gardens. The centrally heated and well-insulated apartments, which are designed with older people in mind, offer fully fitted kitchens, level access shower rooms and a secure door entry system with intercom.

Housing 21 has developed the scheme in partnership with Rugby Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council, the HCA and Barteak Developments.

Further information can be obtained from the Housing Option Team at Rugby Borough Council on 01788 533761 or 01788 533764 or from the Court Manager at Farmers Court on 07713 110 223.

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Editor’s notes

  1. For further information, please contact Wendy Gornicki, PR & Information Officer, Housing 21 on 0370 192 4338 or email wendy.gornicki@housing21.co.uk
  2. Housing 21’s mission is to promote independence and choice for older people through quality care, health and housing services. It provides around 124,000 hours of community care each week and manages 18,200 sheltered and extra care apartments.