Longhill plans unveiled

Longhill plans unveiled

An exciting new development of 15 bungalows is expected to start on site in Longhill this year.

Pickering and Ferens Homes is delighted to inform residents that we successfully secured £585,000 of funding from The Department of Health out of the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CSSHF) administered by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Plans are well progressed for the development of the properties in Weaver Grove and Larne Road in the estate in east Hull. Consultation work with local residents there is well underway and we are excited about providing much needed accommodation for the over-60s in Longhill.

Designed by Hull-based architects Gammond Evans Crichton, we are now in the process of going out to tender with local contractors interested in building the properties – due for completion in March 2015.

The Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund was announced by the Department of Health in 2012.

The main aim of the fund is to support and accelerate the development of the specialised housing market, recognising a national shortfall of housing which enables vulnerable people to live independently.

Over five years, the Department of Health is making available £160m capital funding for specialist housing providers to bring forward proposals for development of specialist housing to meet the needs of older people and adults with disabilities.

Claire Warren, Chief Executive of Pickering and Ferens Homes, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we are able to move forward with a development in Longhill, which is tailored to meet the needs of the over-60s. Ours was one of seven successful funding bids in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region.

“This development sees Pickering and Ferens Homes providing older people with even more opportunities to live in purpose-built accommodation at the heart of a local community which is in desperate need of properties of this nature on one level.”