Extra care scheme packed with assistive tech features in Leeds approved by council
The first of four important extra care schemes in Leeds have been approved by Leeds City Council, which will combine high-quality residential accommodation with care services, shared lounges and dining facilities.
Designed to be affordable and promote independence, Morgan Ashley Care Developments is responsible for the 63 apartments in Leeds, which will incorporate assistive technology and round-the-clock support staff to respond to any emergencies.
Morgan Ashley is delivering the scheme in partnership with Home Group who will be owner/operator of the building once completed in early 2021.
Laurence Basturkmen, Managing Director of Morgan Ashley Care Developments, said: “Morgan Ashley is delighted that planning permission has been granted for the first of four exciting Extra Care projects we are delivering in partnership with Leeds City Council and specialist Registered Provider Home Group.
“These schemes will provide high quality, affordable, community focussed accommodation that promotes independent living for older people.”
Extra care housing differs from care homes as, although residents have access to 24/7 emergency care and group activities, they are still able to live independently in a self-contained house or flat.
Claire Kent, Director at Barton Willmore, commented: “This development will provide vital accommodation for elderly people in Leeds and help to meet Leeds City Council’s ambition to provide up to 1,000 new extra care housing units by 2028.”
Barton Willmore is an independent planning and design consultancy.