Making Space slots in at £11m Warrington extra care scheme

Making Space has won the right to provide care at the £11m Harpers Green extra care housing scheme in Warrington in Cheshire.

The development by north-west growth and regeneration organisation Torus will provide independent living for people over the age of 55. 

Harpers Green consists of 97 one- and two-bedroomed apartments available for affordable rent or sale through shared ownership.

The apartments have been designed to create individual homes within a community where older people can live with the reassurance that tailored care and support is available, assessed to their individual needs.

The scheme is generally aimed at over-55s, although younger people may be considered on a case by case basis.

Warrington-based Making Space provides the care at ten other extra care housing schemes around the UK.

The social care charity will be on site to support residents with check-in visits, personal care, domestic tasks, healthcare visits, travel and more.

Residents at Harpers Green will have access to facilities including communal areas, landscaped gardens, guest suite and assisted bathroom.

An on-site hair and beauty salon, bistro and bowling green will be open to the wider community.

Torus supported housing commissioning manager Sarah Houghton-Grimshaw said: “We cannot wait to see residents moving into the scheme and beginning the next exciting phase of their lives. Our extra care developments make a real impact in changing lives and partnering with Making Space will certainly help us achieve this at Harpers Green.”

Following a delay arising from the coronavirus pandemic, Harpers Green is expected to be completed in September.