Work on a new extra care scheme being built in Eastfield is moving ahead quickly and a name has now been chosen for the home.
The 60-unit extra care scheme for over 55s is to be called Jazz Court, named after the relatively new Jazz apple, a hybrid variety combining the popular Royal Gala and Braeburn varieties, the Sanctuary Group announced.
The apple-themed name has been chosen it said as current residents of nearby Braeburn House will have the option to transfer to Jazz Court once it is completed later this year, and the new name signifies the move from a traditional care facility to a state-of-the-art extra care scheme.
The £8 million Jazz Court scheme is part of the wider development at Middle Deepdale where there are plans for 1,350 new homes over the next 15 years, along with a primary school and community hall with retail provision, as well as footpaths, landscaping, and open plan spaces.
Despite adverse weather conditions, construction of Jazz Court is progressing well and Sanctuary is expecting completion towards the end of 2014 as initially planned.
Andrew White, Sanctuary’s commercial and sales director, said: “A great deal of thought has gone into this new name and we feel it retains a link to Braeburn House while looking ahead to the many benefits that extra care living provides. At Jazz Court, this will include use of facilities like the restaurant, gym, and hair and beauty salon, as well as an opportunity to live an independent lifestyle while being able to access a variety of care and support as needed.”
County Councillor Clare Wood, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Health and Adult Services added: “Extra Care is proving a highly successful solution to supporting the needs of older people while enabling them to live in a home of their own.
“It allows people to maintain independence within their own communities secure in the knowledge that round-the-clock care and support is available according to need, coupled with facilities such as a restaurant, hairdressers’ salon, hobbies rooms, library facilities and other resources.”
Jazz Court is part of a larger project being developed in partnership with Keepmoat, Kebbell Homes, North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Groundwork North Yorkshire and P+HS Architects. The Homes and Communities Agency has contributed £1.5 million to the scheme which will be managed by Sanctuary Extra Care once complete.