An affordable housing scheme providing extra care accommodation for frail, older people is throwing open its doors for a community open day.
Leeson Court, at Leeson Road, Towcester, will be open to visitors between 4pm and 7pm on Friday, June 27.
Local councillors and other community representatives will also be visiting the scheme earlier in the day.
Managed by affordable housing provider bpha, the scheme provides 35 self-contained flats together with communal facilities where residents can meet together and socialise. Trained staff are on hand 24 hours a day to support residents and also organise care services to meet residents’ individual needs.
Visitors attending the open day will get the chance to take a look at the facilities on offer, meet staff and residents and enjoy tea and cake. The event aims to improve understanding of the care available for older people in the area.
Jan Davis, assistant retirement services manager at bpha, said: “Extra care accommodation enables residents to maintain their independence by having their own home, while also enjoying the peace of mind of knowing that help is at hand.
“At the same time residents benefit from an improved quality of life by living within an active community.
“At Leeson Court our staff co-ordinate the care provided by a range of agencies. This means that as residents’ needs change, the care provided can adapt accordingly and there is no need for residents to face the upheaval of moving to a care home or other accommodation.
“We are looking forward to meeting visitors at the open day and explaining more about what extra care accommodation has to offer.”
To find out more about Leeson Court contact warden Kim Webster on 01327 352467.