Residents celebrate opening of Portsmouth scheme
Residents have celebrated the official opening of an affordable extra care housing scheme for older people in Portsmouth.
Residents and staff at Maritime House were joined by representatives from Portsmouth City Council and the developer as they celebrated the official opening at a ceremony on Thursday July 7th.
The extra care scheme, on Conan Road, is comprised of 80 self-contained one and two-bedroom apartments with support and care services on site and communal facilities including a restaurant, salon and wellbeing suite.
The development was built by Bouygues UK on behalf of Housing & Care 21 at a cost of £10.2m in partnership with Portsmouth City Council. It was awarded a Homes & Communities Agency grant of £1.5m.
Kris Peach, director of extra care, said: “We’re delighted to officially open this extra care development in Portsmouth. Extra care apartments allow older people to maintain their independence, socialise with others and be part of a community as well as have access to flexible care facilities on site should they need them.
“Maritime House brings a mix of accommodation for elderly people to the area and continues the excellent partnership we have with Portsmouth City Council to much-needed affordable housing.”
Cllr Luke Stubbs, Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care said: "These apartments enable older people to live independently, socialise and be part of a community which is really important and has a beneficial effect on their wellbeing."
Maritime House has been designed to meet the needs of all older people with each flat designed to full mobility standard. All homes have level access showers and access from the bedroom directly to the bathroom.
Housing & Care 21 has five other extra care schemes in partnership with Portsmouth City Council – Crane Court, Osprey Court, Brunel Court, Caroline Square and Brent Court.
For more information or to apply to live at Maritime House email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 606 6363.