Lord Mayor opens Bradford extra care scheme
A new £5.8million affordable housing scheme for older people has been officially opened in Thackley.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, cut a cake at a special ceremony as Elm Tree Court; an extra care scheme was officially opened on Wednesday 6 January.
The scheme is made up of 51 self-contained, one and two-bedroom apartments, with support and care services on-site. All of the homes are available for affordable rent.
It was built by Keepmoat on our behalf in partnership with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The local authority contributed £1.2million towards the development and the Homes and Communities Agency contributed a further £900,000.
Kris Peach, our director of extra care, said: “We’re delighted to launch much-needed affordable homes in Thackley.
“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.”
Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Health and Social Care, said: "I welcome the opening of this high quality project that will help meet the needs of a key group of people in Bradford and look forward to working with them."
Elm Tree Court has communal facilities, including a hairdressing salon, lounge, activities room and restaurant, providing a space to socialise with friends and meet new people. There will also be landscaped gardens, a boules court, allotments and patio areas.