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Extra Care apartments coming to Bentham

Apartments with optional on-site care from Housing 21 for rent and shared ownership are coming to Bentham! 

Extra Care enables residents to enjoy the privacy of their own self-contained property and have full access to a range of communal facilities. They can enjoy the freedom to choose whether to cook in their own kitchen or eat the café/bistro or whether to socialise with other residents or enjoy their company in their own apartment.

Living in a self-contained, fully accessible and modern home enables residents to maintain their independence whilst benefitting from optional care and support packages tailored to their needs. Pets are more than welcome at our properties too!

Claire Charlton, Head of Extra Care North at Housing 21, said: “When I think about the extent that older people’s housing and care options have changed over the last 20–30 years, I have to remind myself how far we’ve come to find a solution that suits every individual. Residential care homes are no longer the only choice.”

The right home is priceless

The variety of options now available means that people are only choosing residential care homes when it is the right move for them and others are able to find suitable options for their own personal circumstances. 

This was more important than ever for Frank and Sheila, a couple who now live in one of Housing 21’s Extra Care schemes after nearly being split up into separate housing options as a result of differing health conditions and inappropriate accommodation. Frank and Sheila were each other’s lifeline after being married for over 50 years – so splitting up wasn’t an option. Sheila had stayed in a care home temporarily after being discharged from hospital in the past and so she had seen with her own eyes that their needs didn’t warrant the move into residential care. They now happily live in their own home independently, receiving personalised care from people they have come to know very well, and have many new friends who live in neighbouring apartments.

“Moving into Extra Care has changed our lives,” Sheila said. “The staff here are brilliant – everyone from the care team, to the kitchen staff, to management. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Frank gets involved with activities and gardening and we are in the café every day.”

Now in your area

A new Extra Care development from Housing 21, Bowland View, will be opening in Bentham early in 2022. Bowland View will have one and two bedroom apartments available for rent and shared ownership and two bedroom bungalows for shared ownership for people over the age of 55.

The new development on Scholars Rise in the charming village of Bentham has a range of fully accessible facilities for both residents and visitors, and there are also beautifully landscaped communal gardens for residents and their guests to enjoy.

“Over the last year or so, we have acknowledged and promoted the importance of residents being able to enjoy the outside space and talking to neighbours, for their own well-being and mental health and it has been a real positive,” continued Claire. “Our Extra Care schemes, including Bowland View, have landscaped gardens and many of our green-fingered residents have also been able to keep their gardening hobbies going.”

For more information about apartments for rent and shared ownership at Bowland View, Bentham, call 07753 451079, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, or email [email protected].


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