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State-of-the-art housing development opened in Hillingdon

News release: 9/11/18 - Hillingdon Council has invested £24 million in an innovative new extra-care housing development.

Grassy meadow opening

News release: 09 November 2018

Grassy Meadow Court in Hayes, West London, is designed to help older people to carry on living independently, and is already on track to achieve a 'Gold' Dementia Design Accreditation Award for its unique design.

The housing development was opened on Thursday 8 November by Councillor John Morgan, Mayor of Hillingdon, and will provide 88 modern extra-care flats to older residents, as well as communal facilities and a dedicated dementia centre.

Close attention has been given to the detail, colour and design of the building, which enables residents with dementia to navigate with ease and remain independent.

Judith Page, aged 79 from Yeading, was one of the first residents to move in. She said: "Living at Grassy Meadow will give me a new lease of life and the chance to see people. Hopefully I will make some new friends and have a better social life."

The development offers residents and their families peace of mind, with professional care on-site 24 hours a day plus a range of communal facilities, including two central courtyard garden areas, a dementia centre, restaurant, cafe and hairdressing salon.

Judith's daughter Nena, aged 50, said: "My mum is fiercely independent, but she had a big fall last Christmas and became very isolated. She was often calling for an ambulance in the middle of the night, and was scared to go out to the shops. She would never go into a care home, but at Grassy Meadow she has her independence and there is care available when needed. It's given us all so much peace of mind knowing that she will be safe and have companionship when she wants it."

Hillingdon Council is also investing in another extra-care housing development, Park View Court in Yiewsley, which will provide a further 60 extra-care flats and will open in 2019.

Councillor Philip Corthorne, Hillingdon Council's Cabinet Member for Social Services, Housing, Health and Wellbeing, said: "These two large housing developments will provide older residents with the very best facilities to continue living fulfilling and independent lives."

For more information please call 01895 556365 or visit  www.hillingdon.gov.uk/extracarehousing 

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