Our plans for the Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub and Grove View Apartments
We're providing a new integrated health and care hub, alongside new homes, on the site behind GO Bowling off Court Drive.
This exciting development is a landmark site for us, as it is the first in a wider programme of new hubs to enable us to provide better care locally in Central Bedfordshire, through our NHS partners.
The site will also provide modern and attractive affordable older persons’ accommodation that helps people to live independently.
It is just one of many investments we have been making to improve Dunstable, including high street improvements, the new leisure centre and library at the Dunstable Centre, and the new Creasey Park sports facilities.
Plans for the integrated health and care hub
An Integrated health and care hub brings together a mix of health and care professionals in a single location to promote more joined up working between the NHS, the council and voluntary and community sectors.
It plays an important is part of our wider plan to provide Better Care Locally, which has the overall aims of:
- helping all our residents to stay healthy and well
- Enabling the provision of health and care services, in the right places, when they are needed by local people
- reducing pressure on hospitals so they can focus on the areas of specialist care – so that people can access a wider range of services out of hospital settings
The Dunstable site will be a brand new, modern development that will provide joined-up health and care services for the residents of Dunstable and surrounding villages.
We are working with Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the BLMK Clinical Commissioning Group, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge Services NHS Trust and primary care networks to achieve this vision for improving the health and wellbeing of our residents, through greater integration and partnership working.
Once the development is complete, the many facilities, health and care services will include:
- Aquarius (child addiction service)
- adult social care
- children’s locality team
- children’s services
- clinical pharmacy
- community cafe
- community mental health team
- dementia intensive support team
- GP (general practice)
- improving access to psychological therapies
- integrated contraception and sexual health services
- learning disabilities
- mental health team
- multi-disciplinary teams
- musculoskeletal service
- older people cmht/mas community
- pathway to recovery
- public health general
- primary care liaison
- recovery college
- social prescribing
- specialist nursing
- speech and language therapy
- tissue viability
To get a feel for how the integrated health and care hub will look when it's complete, take a look at this fly-through video:
What about the housing?
Central Bedfordshire has a growing population and an ageing population. We want and need to provide a choice of housing options for older people to help them to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
This development will boast 98 affordable apartments for older people looking to live in modern, town centre accommodation.
We have an ambitious plan to increase the amount of affordable housing in Central Bedfordshire, and this development will provide one and two bedform apartments for over 55s, who will have all the benefits of the health and care hub on their doorstep.
To get a feel for how the accommodation will look when it's complete, take a look at this fly-through video.