Coast & Country has welcomed one of the first tenants to The Dunes, its second Redcare Extra Care supported housing development.
82-year-old Dorothy Morren, who has had a series of strokes, has moved into a ground-floor apartment. She left her bungalow in Nunthorpe to move to The Dunes to enable her to receive the support needed to continue to live as independently as possible.
One of Dorothy’s three daughters, Jacqueline Simms, said: “Mum is really excited about moving to The Dunes. It’s absolutely beautiful, more like a 5-star hotel, everyone is really friendly and there is a lovely atmosphere.
“All the family are so pleased that Mum is settled and we know that she is safe and has the support she needs. We visit regularly, as do the grand-children, but knowing that there are people there to help should it be needed is very comforting.”
Dorothy said: “It’s lovely to be living here at The Dunes. It’s a real community and I’m making new friends and finding activities to take part in. My apartment is beautiful and I feel so much happier knowing that the staff are on hand, everyone is so pleasant and helpful, and nothing is too much trouble.”
Jason Lowe, Head of Independent & Supported Living at Coast & Country, said: “At Coast & Country we recognise the role supported housing and extra care have to play in building a better future for our communities here in Redcar and Cleveland.
“I was delighted to meet Dorothy and welcome her to The Dunes and I am certain that she will enjoy living in this fantastic community.”
The Dunes has been delivered through the ‘Redcare’ partnership between Coast & Country Housing, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and developer Galliford Try Partnerships North East, to provide extra care housing for older and vulnerable people across Redcar and Cleveland. The first Redcare development, The Shores in Ormesby, recently celebrated its first anniversary and the third, The Cliffs in Brotton has been announced, providing 25 bungalows with care and support.
The Dunes provides 64 one and two bedroomed high-quality, modern apartments that will offer a secure and supportive environment for people aged 55 and over.
The accommodation offers 24/7 on-site care for those who need it, including adaptable facilities for the evolving needs of the residents. Although round-the-clock care is available, The Dunes is a comfortable and caring environment enabling people to live as independently as they wish.
The Dunes provides residents with a local community on their doorstep, with outlets such as a bistro and a forthcoming hairdressing salon part of the extensive communal facilities. Members of the public can also use the amenities, meaning residents feel part of the local community.