10:37am Wednesday 18th April 2012
IDEAS to change the provision of residential homes for the elderly were proposed at the relaunch of a sheltered accommodation group.
As demand for residential care homes continues to rise, the Catholic Women’s League Housing organisation, formerly the Brentwood Branch Housing Association, outlined its ideas for a “cluster concept” of rented shared housing. It is thought that by 2020, the number of over-65s in Thurrock will have risen by 47-per-cent.
Mayor Charlie Curtis and Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price were amongst a host of guests at the group’s relaunch.
The cluster concept proposes local care homes come together to buy land and build affordable housing for over-60s. That way, efforts can be concentrated on providing quality care, rather than companies forking out more for maintenance of properties on their own.
CWL Housing owns St Anne’s residential complex, in Stifford Clays.
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