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EXTRA CARE HOUSING, TODLAW, DUNS

Commissioned by Trust Housing Association, our proposal is for mix of 30 extra care flats and communal facilities plus 19 amenity bunglows.

Extra Care Housing is a highly valued service model because of its ability to create and support independent living for customers who are frail and sometimes have significant health concerns. To achieve this, the care/ support is delivered in a flexible manner in the customers own home with staff based at the development. Staff are able to tailor care and support to the client in terms of the type of care and support delivered and when it is delivered. There is the option for care and support to be increased/ decreased to match the needs of customers at that time. Having the staff team based at the development enables staff and residents to connect with their communities both in the development and if they wish out with. And because staff are based at the development they get to know the customers and can often proactively deal with issues prior to the need for hospital admission. Meals are provided, ensuring customers receive nutritionally balanced meals and benefit from the social interaction a good meal can create.

Our proposals for each unit include:

  • large double bedrooms capable of taking a hospital bed for palliative care with an integrated ensuite wet-floor shower room,
  • a compact food and drink preparation kitchen
  • a large, bright and airy south/east-facing living space

There is communal dining and lounge areas on the ground floor with access to a south-facing sheltered garden. Laundry and staff services are also located on the ground floor.

Careful consideration has been given to optimise the building layout based upon the specific tenant use requirements against the specific constraints and opportunities the site offers.