is the highly anticipated extra care housing development in Ormskirk. Brookside will provide high quality extra care housing, care and support for older people and specialist care for dementia, promoting health, well being, quality of life, choice and independence.
There are 111 high quality self contained 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Brookside is due to open in Spring 2012.
Brookside is an £18 million extra care housing scheme, with communal facilities, a health and wellbeing centre and a resource centre for people with dementia. Brookside is being developed by working in partnership with:
What is extra care?
Extra care housing is designed to create a community where people can live an independent life in a socially supportive environment. It is suitable for people who want to live in their own home, but have access to care and support services, if required. The scheme consists of a variety of self contained accommodation with communal facilities designed to enable people to engage in a full and active social life at a pace they are comfortable with.
You will have your own apartment and should you need care and support it will be individual to you. The apartments are specifically designed to offer security, easy accessibility and there is a warden call system in every apartment in case of an emergency or fall, monitored 24/7.
Who can live in extra care?
Brookside extra care housing is aimed at older people over 55, who have a clear need for the care and support services that will be provided. Some people move in with higher levels of care and support (including dementia) but you can still be considered if you don’t have any care needs but require some support. Sometimes people who are under the age of 55 but require extra support can also be considered for extra care housing. Priority is given to people who already live in West Lancashire, although people who have an existing or former association with the borough (perhaps they need to move here to be near to close relatives) can also be considered.
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