30 June 2015, Midlands

Public Private Partnerships LIFTCo wins contract to develop specialist housing with care in Warwickshire

Arden Estate Partnerships (AEP) together with Comfort Care Services (CCS) has won a competitive tender to deliver a £6.5m project to create four sites of specialist housing with care facilities across Warwickshire.

Artist's impression of one of the specialist housing with care facilities to be developed by Arden

The contract, which has been awarded by Warwickshire County Council, will involve the development of specialist housing with care facilities on four sites across Nuneaton, Dordon and Kenilworth, and will support people with physical and learning disabilities, mental health needs and sensory impairment.

In total, the project will deliver 59 one-bedroom apartments, along with 13 bedrooms in shared housing.

Supporting local care needs

The sites have been identified by the County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, North Warwickshire Borough Council and Warwick District Council as suitable areas for development where customer need is high.

Each of the sites will deliver to a range of design requirements to ensure they are fit for purpose and future proofed.

Responding to growing demand

Chris Lewington, Head of Strategic Commissioning at Warwickshire County Council, says: “There is a growing demand for support in the community, which is why it’s crucial that we not only design services tailored specifically to support individual’s needs, but also provide the right environment to deliver this help.

"We are committed to working with health and local authority partners to not only assess the local needs, but also ensure the health and community care is developed in such a way that the right care can be provided for many years to come.”

Schedule of work

AEP is working with its specialist supply chain partners to get the developments off the ground and underway as soon as possible. Planning has been submitted on all four sites and it is anticipated that construction will commence in the autumn of 2015.

High quality, lasting design built around customer needs

George Marsh, Chair of AEP commented: We have a proud and distinguished reputation, investing over £34m to date delivering community health and care facilities locally in Coventry, including the City of Coventry Health Centre and the Clay Lane Health Centre.

For the specialist housing with care sites, we bring this expertise and founding principles of high quality lasting design, built around the needs of the end customer.”

Accommodation services and support

AEP will design and deliver the apartments, before renting them to Regent Housing, which is a not-for-profit organisation providing accommodation services and support.

Regent Housing will provide customers with housing management support, maintenance (including aids and adaptions), out of hours assistance and social inclusion support through a Housing Support Officer and Social Activity Officer.

Working to improve quality of life and increase independence

Comfort Care Services has been providing high quality care for nearly thirty years, founded on four key principles of Respect, Honesty, Clear Guidance and Genuine Care. This true understanding of care and compassion provides Warwickshire customers with not only a first class property, but also first class tailored care provision.  

Abdul Sattar, Managing Director of CCS commented: “We have been providing stellar care and support services across London and the South East for almost 30 years and are delighted to bring our expertise and specialist experience to Warwickshire.

"We look forward to working with our partners to realise our principal objective of improving our customers’ quality of life and level of independence by providing tailored and holistic care and support services.”

We're committed to working with health and local authority partners to assess local needs & ensure health and community services are developed so the right care is provided for many years to come.

Chris Lewington, Warwickshire CC