Extra Care Scheme opens in Huddersfield

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Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Ken Smith officially opens Sandy Mount Extra Care Scheme
Mayor of Kirklees Cllr Ken Smith officially opens Sandy Mount Extra Care Scheme

The official opening of Sandy Mount, a brand new Extra Care Scheme in Huddersfield, took place yesterday October 9th.

Sandy Mount is the final extra care housing schemes being built by Kirklees Council in partnership with JLW Excellent Homes for Life (REHL), a consortium comprising of John Laing and Wates Living Space.

Care and support at the service will be provided by national health and social care charity Community Integrated Care, and the building will be maintained by Pinnacle PSG.

The scheme was officially opened by The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Ken Smith, who was introduced to many of the tenants who have recently moved into their new homes at Sandy Mount. The event was attended by over 100 people, including tenants, leaders from Kirklees Council and partners involved in the project.

Sandy Mount is a modern 41-apartment complex, which allows tenants to live as independently as possible whilst providing flexible care and support to meet their needs. It has a number of communal facilities that all tenants are able to take advantage of, including a lounge, activity room, therapy suite, hairdressing salon, landscaped garden and a restaurant.

Each Extra Care Housing Scheme is designed to be a community hub, providing services for members of the local community, as well as those living in the scheme. This helps to reduce social isolation, enables people to remain part of the local community and brings new resources into the local area.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Council, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said “Sandy Mount is a modern, spacious housing facility providing independent living for people in a safe environment for as long as possible, with high quality care close at hand should they need it. As the environment where people live makes such a difference to their quality of life and wellbeing, this scheme offers reassurance to tenants’ families and friends.”

Neil Matthewman, Chief Executive at Community Integrated Care, added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Kirklees Council and delivering care and support at Sandy Mount; a service that truly enhances the lives of the people supported here, while also offering the local area a new community hub with a range of exciting amenities.”

Cllr Cathy Scott, Kirklees Council, Cabinet Member for Housing added “The last of the three schemes, Sandy Mount is a once again a great partnership development that the council is very proud of – it’s a huge achievement – thank you to all involved”.

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