Official launch for dementia specialist scheme

Official launch for dementia specialist scheme
Residents have celebrated the official launch of a £6.3million specialist affordable housing scheme in Wallington.
Residents and staff at Dymond House were joined by representatives from Sutton London Borough Council as they celebrated the official launch with the help of a local jazz band.
The pioneering extra care scheme houses people with dementia, learning disabilities and people who need reablement care to help them regain their independence. The scheme, on Redford Avenue, is comprised of 49 apartments available at affordable rent.
It was built by Denne on behalf of Housing & Care 21 at a cost of £6.3m in partnership with Sutton London Borough Council and the Greater London Authority. It received a grant of £1.6m from the Greater London Authority. 
Kris Peach, director of extra care, said: “We’re delighted to officially launch this scheme in Wallington.
Extra care apartments allow people to maintain their independence, socialise with others, be part of a community and have access to flexible care facilities on site should they need them.
“Dymond House is a unique scheme which caters for people with a number of very specific needs. Above all, it allows people to maintain happy, fulfilled and above all independent lives.” 
Cllr Colin Stears, Chair of the Adult Social Services and Health Committee at Sutton Council, said: “Working with Housing & Care 21 has meant that Sutton Council has been able to improve and extend the quality of resources available for vulnerable Sutton residents and those with dementia through the development of this new and innovative service to promote their independence, health and well-being within a supported environment.”
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