Ceremony marks the start of new Filey Extra Care development

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Posted 12 February 2020

Building work is underway on a new Extra Care Living scheme in Filey after a ground-breaking ceremony last week.

The new scheme on land at Filey Fields Farm is being developed by Housing 21 in partnership with Scarborough District Council and North Yorkshire County Council, will provide 70 one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. The development will offer people over the age of 55 a range of services and facilities including a 24 hour on-site care team for those who need it, a café/bistro, hair salon and communal lounge which is also available to the local community.

The Extra Care Living development, located off Scarborough Road, is set for completion in March 2021. The first residents are expected to move into their new homes in April 2021.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Michael Harrison, Executive Member for Adult Services and Health Integration, said: “The continuing development of extra care housing is crucial to our goal of helping people to live independently in their communities for as long as possible.

“We’re committed to ensuring that high-quality, sustainable accommodation with care and support is available across North Yorkshire for older and vulnerable people.

“Partnerships such as this one with Housing 21 and Scarborough Borough Council are vital and have so far seen the creation of 23 extra care housing schemes providing 1,181 homes with more developments in the pipeline.”

Councillor Janet Jefferson, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Operations said: “We are very pleased to be at the ground breaking ceremony for the new Extra Care scheme in Filey, being developed by Housing 21. With 70 new affordable homes for rent and shared ownership, which will meet the needs of older persons locally, this will be a real boon for the community.

“We are excited to see the development progress over the coming months and really look forward to seeing the new facility completed.”

Claire Charlton, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21 said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Scarborough District Council and North Yorkshire County Council to provide the latest Extra Care scheme in Filey.

“Housing 21 is the leading provider of Extra Care across England, providing at least 10 percent of the country’s provision. We will be working closely with the local schools, older people’s groups and the social work teams in Filey to ensure a fully integrated and community feel to the scheme upon opening. This ceremony marks the beginning of a very exciting build journey in the area!”

Commercial director for Tolent, Paul Walker said: “This is our fourth extra care scheme with Housing 21 and we’re delighted to be once again supporting our client in achieving their goals with this latest development.

“From retirement villages, dementia specific care homes to supported living bungalows, we’ve delivered over £100m of work in this sector in the past few years alone and it’s an area of our business that continues to grow.”

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