Family Mosaic has been successful in winning the contract to develop a new £10.5 million housing scheme, and provide extra care and support for older people in Romsey.
The land is being provided by Hampshire County Council on the site of an old scheme, Nightingale Lodge, and the proposed development will help to provide capacity to meet the needs and expectations of an increasing older population in the area.
The new scheme will consist of 54 affordable one and two bedroom apartments, communal facilities and the Master’s House day service.
Extra care helps people remain in a home of their own with access to care that can be used progressively as their needs increase, delaying or avoiding early or unnecessary entry to costly residential care alternatives. The scheme will provide residents with their own individual apartment and access to communal and shared space, in modern, high quality, attractive buildings.
The sites are also designed to be dementia friendly and offer easy access to local shops and services along with an onsite restaurant and facilities.
Julie Myers, Family Mosaic Regional Director is happy that we are able to provide these much needed services:
We’re very pleased to have been given the opportunity to build a new extra care scheme for older people in Romsey and look forward to working with the county council and the local community to deliver a scheme which will promote independence and support residents to have the best lives they can.
The Leader of Hampshire County Council, Cllr Roy Perry, said:
Our long term strategy aims to deliver a wide range of services to help people remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible and to support the growing number of people with dementia. For older people who wish to remain independent but feel their house unmanageable, or feel isolated living alone, Extra-Care assisted living can be the perfect solution because it offers people their own apartment but also the security and reassurance of 24hr care on site. The new development in Romsey will help to provide much needed capacity to meet the needs of the increasing older population in the area.