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Since many of us are living longer, we also live with an increasing number of conditions. However, many older people see their continued independence (in their own home) as the most important factor in their wellbeing and happiness. Our extra-care apartments will enable them to live in their own apartment, in an inclusive community setting, with the reassurance of a care and support package.

Our Moor Road apartments

Our new apartments in Headingley, Leeds, will provide independent apartment-style living, with personalised care and support, as an alternative to residential care.

We propose to start work on this development in the summer/autumn of 2015. The proposals are for a mixed-tenure scheme which, following our Catholic ethos, will be available to all older people

This new development will consist primarily of new-build apartments plus the conversion of 2 large, attractive Victorian Villas. Together, the development will provide 32 extra-care apartments plus shared facilities to encourage community and social relaxation. These will include a coffee shop, peaceful room for prayer, cinema room, activity room and hairdressing salon.

Location

The apartments will be on Moor Road, a pleasantly leafy residential street close to local amenities including shops and a supermarket. The area is conveniently located for both Headingley and Meanwood, and minibus transport is planned.

Our care packages

Our basic support package will take the worry out of everyday life and help with any tasks which become increasingly difficult with age. It will provide that very important reassurance and confidence in maintaining an independent outlook on life.

Care and support will be provided by a professional, dedicated staff team, whose flexible approach will allow for a mix of dependency across the scheme. The provision can be escalated over time to meet any increase in need, or just over a short period in the event of a brief illness or injury.

Optional extra support for residents will include help with housekeeping (cleaning and personal laundry) and a dining service (breakfast and tea/supper).