Ceremony marks opening of new Doncaster scheme
A new £6.9million affordable housing scheme for older people has been officially opened in Doncaster.
Representatives from Doncaster Council and Keepmoat joined our chairman Lord Stoneham for the official opening ceremony of new extra care scheme Swallowdale on Thursday January 21.
The court is made up of 64 self-contained, one and two-bedroom apartments and two bungalows, with support and care services on site. The homes are available for affordable rent or shared ownership.
It was built by Keepmoat on behalf of Housing & Care 21 in partnership with Doncaster Council. The local authority contributed £1million towards the development and the Homes and Communities Agency contributed a further £1.1million.
Kris Peach, our director of extra care, said: “We’re delighted to launch these much-needed affordable homes in Doncaster.
“These extra care apartments allow older people to maintain their independence and enjoy happy lives into old age. Residents have the benefit of having their own home as well as the ability to socialise with others and be part of a community.
“A care team is based on-site 24 hours a day and that gives residents and their families the peace of mind of knowing that support is there should they need it.”
Swallowdale has communal facilities, including a hairdressing salon, lounge, activities room and restaurant, with space to socialise with friends and meet new people.
Nathan Brough, Regional Director at Keepmoat, said: “We are pleased to be able to celebrate the opening of Swallowdale and hope the residents will be very happy in their new homes. This development is the latest high quality older people’s housing scheme to be created as a result of Keepmoat’s long-running partnership with Housing and Care 21, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship in the future."