Dunedin Canmore to deliver more affordable homes for older people



Ewan Fraser, chief executive at Dunedin Canmore
Ewan Fraser, chief executive at Dunedin Canmore

A Dunedin Canmore development of 31 new homes for over-55s in East Lothian is on schedule to be completed by July 2017.

The development, in Musselburgh town centre, is part of a drive to help older people live independently in their homes for longer.

Work began in April and comes after Phase 1 at Eskmills which saw 31 flats built, also for over-55s.

The homes for Phase 2 are being built for Dunedin Canmore by Hart Builders, part of the CrudenGroup, and are on schedule for completion in July 2017.

The development is funded in part by a £1.26 million grant from the Scottish Government.

Ewan Fraser, chief executive at Dunedin Canmore, said: “These new homes will provide much needed affordable housing for the over-55 age group.

“Our homes for over-55s are designed to be homes for life, so if tenants develop higher health and social care needs, then additional support can be provided with no need for people to move into sheltered accommodation.

“It is an innovative alternative that allows people to continue an independent lifestyle.”

The amenity flats, for social rent, will have lift access and a facility to connect to the council’s telecare emergency call system. Residents will also have use of a laundry drying room and resident parking.

 



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