Southampton’s newest housing with care scheme welcomes its first tenants.
With 83 one and two-bedroom homes, Potters Court is the largest housing with care scheme in the city.
Housing with care (also known as extra care) provides tenants with the privacy and independence of their own flat, with the reassurance of onsite support and 24-hour care.
Tenants with significant needs, including those with dementia, can be supported, as well as those who are more independent but still require some care to treat health conditions.
Help is available 24/7 in emergencies, such as falls or unexpected illness.
The site is also home to Kiln Court, a smaller block of 15 flats, for people aged over 50. Kiln Court tenants will be able to use the facilities at Potters Court, and access support services, when they need to.
Cllr Ivan White, the cabinet member for health and adult social care, said: ‘Potters Court is a beautiful and welcoming scheme, which is designed to provide a home from home for tenants with care and support needs. With the benefit of their own self-contained flat, front door and tenancy – plus access to a range of modern communal facilities and support services – tenants will be able to live independently for longer, safe in the knowledge that care is available when they need it. I very much hope the new tenants moving in will be happy here, and I wish the team the best in making the scheme a success.’
Adrian Cator, managing director, Drew Smith (Vistry Partnerships), added: ‘It has been great working with Southampton City Council, building on our already successful relationship. Potters Court is more than a building; it will create a vibrant new community, and we are excited to welcome the new residents, seeing first-hand what a positive impact the scheme has on people with care needs in Southampton.’
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