What’s happening with the Council’s investment in Extra Care Housing?
There are currently three Extra Care Housing (ECH) schemes in operation in Devon – Okehampton (50 units), Ivybridge (32 units) and Newton Ferrers (25 units).
A further two ECH schemes are under construction in Bideford (59 units) and Newton Abbot (50 units – including 10 dementia care units) which are due for completion in spring/summer 2015 and will provide a further 109 units of housing with care.
Advanced design plans and funding packages are in place for a further two schemes in Totnes (60 units – including 10 dementia care units) and Exeter (50 units – including up to 20 dementia care units) which will deliver a further 110 units of housing with care. At this early stage, completion dates are estimated to be spring/summer 2016 for Totnes, and spring/summer 2016 for Exeter.
The Council launched a competitive tender in May 2014 to seek strategic development partners to develop a further 800 units of Extra Care Housing across market and coastal towns and the city of Exeter
units of Extra Care Housing across market and coastal towns and the city of Exeter