The Cuttings: Official Launch Event24 05 2017
The Cuttings – Official Launch Event
Event Date: 15th March 2017
After years of behind the scenes work and the fantastic support from the local and county councils, we have finally secured our new site.
We have recognised for a while that there is a need for a new facility. Older buildings aren’t always practical for the needs of the elderly. There has also been a significant change in the number of our clients with dementia and we need to expand in order to be able to provide on-going support.
Our new site is the former Highways Depot in Starbeck and we have named this The Cuttings.
Thanks to the significant efforts of everyone involved, we have secured planning permission and over £7.8 million in funding which will allow us to develop the site. The Cuttings is being developed by community regeneration specialist Keepmoat.
The regeneration is due to be completed in Summer 2018 and will replace our Greenfield Court site.
To celebrate this huge milestone, we held our official launch day on 15th March.
The day was an absolute success. The ceremony was led by Cllr Clare Wood, North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health Integration, along with representatives from Harrogate Neighbours, Harrogate Borough Council and Keepmoat.
Paula Broadbent, Retirement Solutions Director at Keepmoat, said: “We are excited to be starting works on this new development in Harrogate with our partners. This extra care scheme will help to drive forward our shared ambition of expanding the choice of high quality retirement housing to support people in later life.
“The Cuttings is the tenth extra care housing solution that Keepmoat has provided in North Yorkshire over the last 12 years and Keepmoat and Harrogate Neighbours have worked in partnership to secure the delivery of this development, overcoming a number of challenges along the way.
“The scheme will not only provide sustainable housing with care for Harrogate Neighbours residents and people right across the borough, but it will also enable the development of additional specialist housing for older people on Wetherby Road once Harrogate Neighbours decant from their existing site.”
Cllr Wood said: ““Extra care developments such as this exciting scheme for Harrogate give people what they tell us they want – to live independently in their own homes, with more choice and control over their support, so they can continue to be part of their local communities for longer.
“Extra care is a flagship programme for the County Council and working with our partners we plan a scheme in every major town in North Yorkshire.”
Sue Cawthray, CEO here at Harrogate Neighbours, said: “For the last eight years we have worked tirelessly with our partners to provide a replacement solution to our existing extra care site at Greenfield Court. We are delighted that after considerable hard work, commitment and support from everyone involved we are able to begin the new build at The Cuttings.
“The board and management of Harrogate Neighbours together with our tenants are very thrilled that we are at last in a position to start on site. It is a very exciting time for our organisation as we look to improve and develop our care, support and meal services for the Harrogate community.”
We know this new venture will add huge value to Harrogate and make a difference to the lives of so many. We are blown away by the support of the local community but there is still a long way to go. We are going to need the ongoing support of local businesses and individuals to make it a success.
If you would like to know more about this project or would like to show your support through donating, fundraising or volunteering, then get in touch.