Firstly, we would like to congratulate Rowan Village, Staffordshire Housing Association, 'extra care', Housing Complex in Meir, for winning their National Housing Award. This was awarded for the category of Meeting Housing Needs and Aspirations, at the 2008 UK Housing Awards.
The development scheme was Patnership Project Funded by the following:
Staffordshire Housing Association
Stoke on Trent City Council
Department of Health Extra Care and Housing Fund
The Housing Corporation
West Midlands Strategic Health Authority
Stoke on Trent Primary Care Trust
Renew North Staffordshire
Commissioned through the city’s Extra Care Programme Board, Rowan Village meets the changing needs of older people by providing flexible care and support on-site for residents to use as, when, and if they need it. It also has apartments specially reserved for intermediate care use, and for older carers and their learning disabled dependants. As well as 75 apartments, the complex offers a variety of communal facilities including a hairdressing salon, restaurant, conservatory, lounge and gym.Councillor Joan Bell, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Neighbourhood Management said "we are thrilled that the success of Rowan Village has reflected on such a national scale".
Rowan Village is the first of many new extra care facilities planned for the City.
On behalf of PitsnPots, we would like to say, well done to everyone involved with this project