Housing 21 delivers £10m extra care development

Eller Beck Court: By Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

A £10m purpose-built housing development designed for people over the age of 55 with a current or future care need has been opened by Housing 21.

Eller Beck Court in Skipton, North Yorkshire, comprises 58 one- and two-bedroom apartments that are available for social rent and shared ownership for older people.

The scheme has been delivered in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and Craven District Council. It has been designed for people to live independently with access to on-site communal facilities and a 24/7 care team provided by Catholic Care.

‘After two-and-a-half years of construction we are delighted to finally open the doors to Eller Beck Court and welcome our first residents,’ said Claire Charlton head of extra care at Housing 21.

‘Our stylish and modern apartments offer people choice to enjoy the privacy of their own home as well as opportunities to socialise using the accessible communal facilities including a café/bistro, hair salon, lounge and gardens.’

In total, 29 apartments are available for purchase through a shared ownership scheme, with share options ranging from 25% to 75%. The remaining 29 apartments are available for social rent.

Each apartment includes a digital contact system that will allow residents to video call the scheme manager and other occupants from their own home.