Work begins on North Tyneside dementia residential scheme
A new multi-million project set to provide residential accommodation for people with dementia in North Tyneside has commenced construction.
Northumberland Estates and Age UK North Tyneside’s subsidiary company EveryDay Homes have partnered to spearhead the development, with Brims Construction as the main contractor.
Situated on a three-acre site adjacent to the A19 in Backworth, the development will provide housing for 40 people living with dementia or other cognitive impairment.
The scheme, which is scheduled for completion in 2021, will comprise 28 apartments for a mix of individuals and couples, and a further two bungalows, specially designed to accommodate up to twelve individuals who may present more complex needs.
Colin Barnes, head of planning and development at Northumberland Estates, commented “This is a very exciting project for us. Northumberland Estates has created a number of successful developments on North Tyneside over the past few years. We are looking to put back into the community and projects such as this are one way to achieve this.
Cllr Gary Bell, North Tyneside, commented: “This is a new and exciting development in North Tyneside. Working together with Northumberland Estates and EveryDay, this is an opportunity for us to create something unique that is tailored to the needs of people with dementia and that offers a well-designed housing and care service.
“The development will offer those with dementia the choice to live somewhere that feels like home – somewhere they can decorate and furnish – with the confidence and security offered by the building and the care team that they will be safe and well for years to come.”
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