Housing with care for people with dementia

Erosh member Aragon Housing is a partner in one of the country’s first purpose built housing with care developments for people living with dementia.

The new development at Bletchley Park will consist of 34 specially designed flats and the high spec building will enable staff to support independence through person centred care and manage risk more effectively.

The £3.2m project was made possible with a grant of £2.4m from the Homes and Communities Agency. It is set to be completed by August 2012.

The need for the scheme, which is being built by Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG), was identified by Milton Keynes Council’s Adult Social Care team.

Aileen Evans, managing director of Aragon Housing Association, part of GUHG, said: “The technology in the building will help keep people safe without them having to be followed around in a restricted environment.”

A range of sensors, pressure pads and electronic aids will alert staff, while the design of the building will enable residents to move around more confidently.

Flowers and trees will line the route to the garden so that residents can find their way.

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