New extra care scheme for Gillingham gets started!

New extra care scheme for Gillingham gets started!

People in Gillingham will be able to benefit from a new housing development offering extra care thanks to investment from Magna Housing, Dorset Council and Homes England.

Drew Smith will be delivering a mix of independent living with on-site care, activities, and meals. The 55 one-bedroom apartments will be available for rent with extensive communal facilities, developed for people who need some additional support as they get older. Located close to Gillingham High Street, residents will be able to easily access local amenities to support their ongoing independent living.

Adrian Cator, Managing Director of Drew Smith, said: “We are looking forward to working with Magna Housing to bring forward this extra-care scheme in the heart of Gillingham, providing much needed affordable homes and integrated community facilities.”

Cllr Graham Carr-Jones, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety, said: “Dorset Council is pleased that the St Martins Extra Care Scheme is starting on site which will result in much needed, high-quality affordable accommodation for older people in need of support. We look forward to seeing the works progress”.

Paul Read, Director of Sustainability and New Supply at Magna, said: “We are really excited to be working in Gillingham and want to make sure that we are involving the local community as much as possible. We are committed to the local area so we are here to stay and are looking forward to building strong relationships with local businesses and residents.”