Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health said:
“This promises to be a fantastic facility for older people in Gosport and is one of five new Extra Care schemes currently underway across the county. Delivering affordable housing for older people is a key priority for the County Council, and Extra Care provides a secure place to live with your own front door, but with the added reassurance of knowing that care is available on site 24/7, should you need it.”
The Gosport development will comprise 60 affordable one and two bedroom apartments which will help to meet the housing and care needs of the local community. As well as the accommodation itself, the development in Willis Road will include a restaurant, café and hairdressing salon, as well as a communal residents’ lounge. The development will have onsite parking and be set in beautiful landscaped grounds.
To be built on the site of the former Addenbrooke’s Old People’s home, the new facility will give priority access to local older people with housing and care needs.
The scheme forms part of the County Council’s wider £45 million investment in the development of Extra Care accommodation for Hampshire residents, and is the result of a successful partnership between the County and District authorities, Morgan Sindall Later Living and registered provider Places for People Living+.
The scheme is due to open towards the end of 2022.