Thirteen showcases a new way of supported living in Eston

Thirteen Group’s partners have been given the opportunity to view its fantastic new supported living scheme in Eston, aimed at people who require support to live independently.

Eston Supported Living Web

30 Jan 2017

The event gave partners the chance to find out more about the high-quality accommodation and levels of care and support the scheme offers.

The new supported living scheme, located on Lodge Farm Road, Eston was developed in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. It features 38 one bedroom apartments across four buildings. The apartments have been specially designed to provide a high-quality environment for people with dementia, mental health issues and learning difficulties.

Each apartment features an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area together with a bathroom, with access from the bedroom as well as the hallway. Residents also have access to a large and welcoming communal lounge area. Alongside the apartments are 13 bungalows, for tenants over the age of 55. Two of the bungalows are specially designed for wheelchair users.

The Eston Community Village is adjacent to Barnaby House, an extra-care facility featuring 40 apartments, which is also owned and operated by Thirteen.

Martin Hawthorne, director of development and regeneration at Thirteen, said: "Eston Community Village is a fantastic scheme, and we were proud to welcome partners and showcase the facilities that are on offer to residents.

"It provides high quality, modern homes that meet the needs of residents who benefit from its specialist features.

"It means they can lead independent lives while receiving the care and support they need to be an integral part of their community.

"Developments such as this are important for Eston and the surrounding area, and by providing both supported living and extra care housing on this one site, we are fulfilling two key needs.”

Councillor David Walsh, cabinet member for adults at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: "I really welcome this project, and I was delighted to have attended the launch.

"Thanks to the successful partnership between the council and Thirteen, the scheme will provide elderly residents and those with dementia, mental health issues and learning difficulties with tailored and high-quality accommodation.

"I believe it will be a thriving and personal community for those who will call it home."