Stunning new images of RBH’s first extra care housing scheme are released

Facility provides a warm and welcoming environment to enable older people to lead independent lives

Images of Rochdale Boroughwide Housing’s (RBH) first extra care scheme have been released as construction work continues on site.

The graphics have been provided by architects, Pozzoni, to help people visualise what the completed project at Hare Hill in Littleborough will look like.

Due to open next March, the facility will provide a warm and welcoming environment to enable older people to lead independent lives in their own home with the reassurance of having 24-hour support available.

The site will include a garden, community café and facilities for hobbies and interests while residents will also be able to visit the local park, library and shops.

The unit was designed following consultation with RBH residents and the local community as well as Rochdale Borough Council’s social care team, who will commission the care for residents in the facility.

It is being built with the help of a grant for £903,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Clare Tostevin, RBH head of strategy and regeneration, said: “Our new purpose-built Extra Care facility at Hare Hill is a very exciting project that will benefit the local community as well as older people across the borough and we hope that these great new images will really help to capture people’s imagination.

“The site will provide a good-quality, affordable option for our growing older population and enable residents to continue to live independently while having support close at hand.”

Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult care at Rochdale Borough Council, added: “This is a defining moment in the way we care for our older residents. It will mean they can maintain their independence but still have the reassurance of 24-hour care on site, as well as community facilities which will keep them connected to their friends and neighbours.”

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