Organisations will build affordable care homes

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FIVE organisations have been chosen by Hampshire County Council to provide care homes across the county.

Family Mosaic Housing, First Wessex Housing Group, The Guinness Partnership Ltd, Sanctuary Group and Saxon Weald Homes Ltd have all secured a place on the Extra Care Procurement Framework.

These five organisations will now put forward their own sites or Hampshire County Council-owned sites for development to build affordable Extra Care homes.

Extra Care Assisted Living provides people with their own individual apartment, coupled with access to communal and shared space, in modern, high quality, attractive buildings close to local facilities.

The council is spending £45m over a decade to stimulate the development of Extra Care Assisted Living schemes across the whole county.

Councillor Anna McNair-Scott is the executive member for adult social care.

She said: ‘I am extremely pleased to be able to announce the establishment of this framework and would like to thank each of the five organisations for the hard work they have put into the high quality proposals they submitted.

‘The five providers we have selected have proven track records of delivering high quality innovative Extra Care schemes both in Hampshire and across the county. I look forward to working with them in the future as we provide more Extra Care housing for older people in Hampshire.’