Funding for elderly housing project in Alnwick

A scheme to provide extra care housing for the elderly in a Northumberland town has received government funding

A scheme to provide extra care housing for the elderly in a Northumberland town has received government funding.

Social landlord Isos Housing has been awarded nearly £2m from the Department of Health towards the project at Alnwick.

The £5m scheme is designed to provide 58 affordable one and two bedroom apartments, half for rent and half for sale through shared ownership deals.

It will sit in a wider development proposed by Northumberland Estates for the South of the town, close to Weaver’s Way. The building is intended to act as a community hub.

Isos has also won a further £210,0000 to build 10 new bungalows alongside its existing extra care scheme in Prudhoe known as The Manors, in what is known as a ‘core and cluster’ scheme where the bungalow residents can receive support from The Manors.

Keith Loraine, chief executive of Isos Housing, said: “This funding announcement is a huge vote of confidence in the support we provide for older people across the North East.

“Our existing extra care facility in Prudhoe is a first class scheme, and now we will have the opportunity to bring that standard of provision to Alnwick, as well as expanding the range of support offered from The Manors.”

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