A housing scheme for elderly people has been officially opened.
Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Martyn Bolt, cut the ribbon at Meadow Green and Meadow Green Lodge in Dale Lane, Heckmondwike, on Wednesday. Following the opening councillors visited tenants and had a guided tour of the building.
Meadow Green has 53 apartments for elderly people and Meadow Green Lodge has 10 flats specially for people with dementia. The complex includes communal facilities including a lounge, activity room, therapy suite, hairdressing salon, landscaped garden and restaurant, some of which are open to the public.
The scheme is one of three being built in Kirklees.
Coun Molly Walton said: “Meadow Green is all about providing independent living for people in a safe environment for as long as possible, with high quality care close at hand should they need it. The environment where people live makes a tremendous difference to their quality of life and wellbeing, as well as offering reassurance to their families, friends and carers.” The scheme is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by a care and support team to help tenants keep their independence and help in an emergency. The homes, which are also available to people under 50 who have housing and social care needs, are offered following a care and housing needs assessment. Tenancies will be managed by Pinnacle PSG,