Work begins on Extra Care housing in Hull

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Published: Monday 23rd March 2015 by KCFM

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Work begins today on an £80 million housing development in Hull for the city’s elderly and disabled residents.

Once operational, the Extra Care developments will provide 316 apartments for vulnerable, elderly and disabled people to live independently in the community.

It’s hoped that community care projects like this one will cut down on the number of people ending up in A&E, ultimately reducing the workload on the NHS.

The development is a partnership between Hull City Council, housing association Riverside, and Wates Living Space.

Riverside Regional Operations Manager Sally Nicholson told KCFM more about how it will work in practice:

“Extra Care is quite new to Hull. Within the service, we’re offering purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments, with the user’s care needs in mind.”

“By service users and customers having modern facilities, and apartments that are easily adaptable for wheelchair use, we can make sure everything’s still suitable as they get older, and their care needs change.”

“We’re looking at the first service coming online towards the end of 2016. Then the rest will be gradually phased in. We’ll be fully operational by 2017.”

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Published: Monday 23rd March 2015 by KCFM

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