Published Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 12:13
A £12 million housing development for older people in Darwen has a new name.
The 85-home Housing with Care scheme will be named Riverside Heights with the adjoining bungalows on the newly named Shorey Bank Way.
Together Housing along with Blackburn with Darwen Council were keen to come up with a new name for this project and after consulting with a group of tenants, councillors and members of the local Ageing Well Group, the new names were selected.
Riverside Heights, the Housing with Care scheme, is for people 50 years and over who have an assessed need for care.
The scheme comprises 85 self-contained apartments, with a range of additional facilities including a residents’ lounge, restaurant, hair and beauty salon and secluded gardens.
The 34 adjoining two-bedroom bungalows are also for people aged 50 years and over.
The development is a partnership between Together Housing, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Keepmoat.
Councillor Mustafa Desai, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said:
This type of high quality and specialist housing in the borough will enable older people to enjoy their retirement in a safe, secure and vibrant environment with superb facilities on their doorsteps.
Our goal is to help more and more older people live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Sue Lewis, Together Housing Group Head of Supported Housing, added:
We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Council and Keepmoat to build Riverside Heights in Darwen and the bungalows.
It’s so important to us all as we get older to be able to live in our own home for as long as possible. Our scheme at Riverside Heights and bungalows will offer a range of different housing options to older people in Darwen.
We are really looking forward to the scheme and bungalows being fully completed in late spring 2018.
To register interest, you must be a member of the B-With-Us scheme, Pennine Lancashire’s allocation of Housing Association properties for rent. You can visit the site here or call 0300 123 22 00.