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Specialised Housing Development Opens In Scarborough

Specialised Housing Development Opens In Scarborough

Published by Karen Liu at 1:31pm 29th July 2020.

A specialised housing development for people over the age of 55 in Scarborough has opened its doors.

Webb Ellis Court in Newby is a Community Wellbeing service designed to provide accommodation, care and encourage community involvement.

It is also designed to maximise independence for people over the age of 55 who require on-going care, such as those with health conditions and older people.

Developed by Home Group, Webb Ellis Court includes 31 two-bed and 32 one-bed apartments - all available for affordable rent. 

Jemma Punch, scheme manager at Home Group, said:

“This Community Wellbeing service is very different to traditional residential care as it integrates health, housing and social care to help maximise independence and wellbeing.

Scarborough is one of our first services where we will deliver person-centred and reablement-focused personal care and provide a community hub that engages residents and local organisations.

It will keep people active for longer, less isolated and empowered to do the things they love, while reducing their dependency on primary healthcare care services, such as GPs, by managing conditions through our service.”

Webb Ellis Court has been created in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council, who jointly commissioned the project. It has been built on land previously occupied by Scarborough Rugby Union Football Club.

Cllr Carl Maw, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities and Housing, said:

“This development is the culmination of many years of work with public and private sector partners to bring forward a scheme that meets the housing and wellbeing needs of Scarborough’s older residents.

We are proud of our involvement and really pleased that these high-quality homes are now available for affordable rent. We look forward to seeing Webb Ellis Court welcome its new residents very soon and become fully integrated into the local community.”

North Yorkshire County Councillor Michael Harrison, Executive Member for Adult Services and Health Integration, said:

“We are delighted to see Webb Ellis Court open its doors. This has been an exciting and fruitful partnership with Home Group and the Borough Council. 

Extra care developments of this type are a crucial part of our ambition to help older and vulnerable people to live independently in their communities for as long as possible, and we are committed to their continued development across North Yorkshire.”

As well as housing, the project also includes a range of on-site amenities, such as a café, restaurant, guest accommodation, a hair and beauty salon, and space for local community groups to use. 

To get a better look inside the building, watch the virtual tour:

Anyone interested in using the space or living at Webb Ellis Court should contact Jemma Punch on 07917486449 or email Jemma.Punch@homegroup.org.uk


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