Thanks to advances in medicine and more active lifestyles, our population of older residents looks set to grow over the coming decades and we are building state of the art accommodation to help people to live independently, with the social and care services they need on hand.
We have invested in two schemes to date - Priory View, in Dunstable which opened in 2016, and Houghton Regis Central, a scheme which will be based on land of the former Co-Operative store and surrounding area. In addition Aldwyck Housing Association will soon be opening a similar scheme; Greenfields, in Leighton Buzzard.
The proposals are part of a bigger plan to make sure we have the right sort of housing available for our older residents, most of whom want to live in their own homes for as long as possible.
Having flexible care services available on site will give residents and their families the peace of mind that their new homes will give them the right balance of privacy and independence, with the support they need. There will also be a real focus on social activity with lots of shared space for both residents and the community.