Sunderland supports older living with new ‘Springtide Cove’ scheme

Springtide_Cove_named.jpgTuesday 21 October 2014

A new extra-care housing scheme for older people in Roker has been named ‘Springtide Cove.’

Housing & Care 21 and Sunderland City Council representatives met at an official naming ceremony to give the development its name. Among the guests were Deputy Mayor Councillor Barry Curran, and the housing association’s chair, Lord Ben Stoneham, and CEO, Bruce Moore.

Springtide Cove is the city’s seventh extra care scheme, and the fifth to be developed by Housing & Care 21, as part of a wider programme of new housing provision for people over 55. People have been moving into the £5.5m extra care development since September.

Extra-care provides independent living opportunities for older people with a care, support or housing need. The apartments at Springtide Cove have level access and modern and spacious rooms including fully fitted kitchens, shower rooms, lounges and one or two bedrooms.  The communal facilities include a restaurant, lounge, hair salon, guest suite, laundry and landscaped garden areas. There is a 24 hour care service, and residents can also be supported in meal preparation, personal care, finances, shopping, housework and laundry.

Cllr Barry Curran said: “It has been fantastic to watch this scheme being developed within this close knit community at Roker over the last year. Sunderland has an excellent extra care housing programme which is providing fabulous accommodation and facilities across the city to support active ageing and independent living.

“This is the first extra care housing scheme to be developed on the North side of the River and it’s wonderful to see people benefitting from living in their own modern apartments and enjoying the on site facilities, in addition to being so close to our beautiful coast with its own local facilities and amenities. 

“It is the successful partnerships we have in place with organisations such as Housing & Care 21 which has supported the popular provision of extra care housing within our city.”

Housing & Care 21’s CEO, Bruce Moore, said: “Sunderland is a city which has shown excellent commitment to providing suitable housing for older people, and we are pleased that the development is progressing so well.

“We believe housing options should promote and enable independence and choice for older people, and provide a sense of community and connectedness. We are looking forward to welcoming more people along to Springtide Cove.”

The housing scheme sits within an established community beside Dame Dorothy Primary School, and provides 53 one and two bedroom apartments for shared ownership and rent.   

Springtide Cove has been developed in a partnership between Sunderland City Council, Housing & Care 21, the Homes and Communities Agency and Tolent Construction Ltd. 

For more information on renting or buying property at Springtide Cove contact Housing & Care 21’s sales team on: 0345 608 4021/  or lettings team on: 03701924491 /

Housing & Care 21 also have apartments for rent and sale at Dovecote Meadow in Pallion. For rental information contact: 03701924420 or for sales information contact: 0345 608 4021.

A new scheme at Keelboat Lodge in Hendon is due for completion in March 2015.