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18/07/2012 - Scrutiny Advisory Board for Adults at Heysham Gardens

A county-wide board which focuses on the service delivered to Cumbria's adults is holding its next meeting at one of the county's largest extra-care housing developments.

Carlisle's Heysham Gardens extra-care housing scheme will host Cumbria County Council's Scrutiny Advisory Board for Adults on 24 July at 10am.

The board focuses on the delivery of services provided by the county council's Adult and Local Services, which includes care services for adults and the provision of archive and library services in Cumbria.

Its aim is to ensure that adults in Cumbria receive high quality support when they need it, while improving the chances in life of the most disadvantaged in the county.
Cumbria County Councillor Barbara Cannon, Chair of the Scrutiny Advisory Board for Adults, said: "Heysham Gardens is a tremendous example of what we'd like to see popping up around the county in the years to come.

"As a board we want to support the development of high quality and well designed accommodation which allows older people to live independently in local communities for longer.
"Having our next meeting here will give us a chance to sample extra-care housing at its best and help us shape the future for this kind of care elsewhere in Cumbria."

The £ 9million Heysham Gardens extra care village in the west of Carlisle was officially opened earlier this month. It provides a mixture of homes and flats for the over-55s along with communal areas and round-the-clock support at hand for those living there.

The development has been built by a group of agencies, led by Eden Housing Association and involving Cumbria County Council, Carlisle City Council, and the NHS.


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