St Peter’s House is a brand new enhanced sheltered housing service in Stamford Hill, Hackney.

Built alongside the expertise of Stirling University, the scheme of 39 flats has been designed especially for older people or those living with dementia, with 13 of the flats specifically for people with care needs.

St Peter’s House is modern whilst offering flexibility, independence and security.

Along with the beautiful brand new self-contained flats, the scheme also has a range of extra add-on services and facilities on site, including a sensory room, a hair salon and a mini gym. There is also a completely private sensory garden for residents to enjoy.

Each flat has its own wet room, full fitted open plan kitchen living room and separate bedroom.

There is also an emergency response system in every flat so that customers can get help 24 hours a day, and the whole scheme is wheelchair friendly.

Alex Reeve, Family Mosaic regional director for London, is really impressed with the finished scheme:

St Peter’s House is a significant development of Family Mosaic on several levels. Firstly, it is the first major Family Mosaic supported housing development for over a decade and signifies our commitment to developing and providing excellent services to the most disadvantaged people.

Secondly, St Peter’s is a landmark moment both nationally and corporately. It’s one of the first schemes for older people that incorporates dementia specialist design. This is significant because it will allow tenants to live in their homes longer and experience the dignity, privacy and freedoms we all take for granted. In that sense, it represents a significant advance in our mission to improve people’s lives through housing.

Finally, it is an exceptional home for future generations, delivered through collaboration and close partnership between supported housing and development colleagues. For all those reasons, it is an exciting moment we should celebrate. I can’t wait to see it full of tenants.

The scheme has taken seven years from planning to completion and was built following Hackney borough council identifying a requirement in the area for specialist dementia friendly accommodation.

Originally the site housed an old sheltered accommodation scheme which was in a bad state of repair and so Family Mosaic decided to re-develop it to fulfil the need that Hackney had identified. It was part funded by a GLA grant with an additional £300k from Hackney for special design features specifically for people with dementia.