East Riding approves new sheltered housing plan

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by The News Editor

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Cabinet members have given the OK to a new plan for East Riding’s sheltered housing initiatives.

The plans include 1,800 bungalows and flats across 50 sites throughout the region that will help make sure vulnerable older residents’ accommodation is attractive, safe and to high standards.

The council hopes it will help residents live at home more independently.

Another of the objectives is to ensure the housing improves well-being through effective links with social care and health agencies.

The plan makes it clear that housing will be given to the people most in need.

Symon Fraser, East Riding councillor who specialises in housing, said: “High-quality sheltered housing allows vulnerable people to live independently and promotes good health and wellbeing.

“As well as benefiting the tenant, this also reduces costs to the council and local taxpayers, helping prevent costly care bills and reducing pressures on health services.

“This strategic plan will help the council prioritise what funding it has available to ensure properties continue to meet the requirements of residents.”

Copyright Press Association 2016

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by The News Editor

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  • John E Pallister BA

    Now that’s what I call a needy response to an urgent problem….hope it works out well and very soon.

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