North Tyneside Extra Care development makes history a part of the future

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Posted 03 February 2021

The name for a North Tyneside Extra Care Living development has now been revealed, after the build reached its highest point. The Housing 21 scheme, under construction on land behind Tynemouth Community Fire Station, will be named ‘Clifford’s Mews’. The new name is inspired by Clifford’s Fort, an ancient monument established near the mouth of the Tyne in the late 17th century.

A partnership between with North Tyneside Council and Housing 21, will see the new development provide 64 one and two bedroom apartments for rent. 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 will also be available on-site for residents and will open to the community when it is safe to do so.

The Extra Care Living development is set for completion in Winter 2021/2022.

Councillor Gary Bell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “It’s great to see local history being acknowledged in the form of something new, and I think the choice of name is very fitting for this new Extra Care Scheme. We are proud to be working with Housing 21 on this innovative development that will support our residents to live independent lives.”

Claire Charlton, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21 said: “We are honoured to be able to name the scheme after such a historic monument in the area.

“If we take one positive from the lockdowns we’ve experienced over the last 12 months, it’s that it has provided many of us with the opportunity to rediscover local history and hidden gems in our communities – whether that’s from the comfort and safety of our own homes or out on daily walks. We’re really pleased to be able to make history a part of the future with what will clearly be an incredible Extra Care scheme.”

 Andrew Rennie Development Director with Vistry Partnership’s North East said: “It is pleasing that our partners have selected such an appropriate name for this project which has a strong connection to the local area and its history.

“Through our partnership with Housing 21 we have been able to deliver an Extra Care scheme that is flexible and able to adapt to resident’s needs.  We hope to continue to build on this successful working relationship and are looking forward to celebrating Clifford’s Mews opening.”

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