Newark and Sherwood Homes Limited
Kelham Hall, Kelham
Newark On Trent,
Notts, NG23 5QX
Tel: 0845 258 5550

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Newark and Sherwood Homes – Care and Support Scheme at Scarborough Road, Bilsthorpe

Newark and Sherwood Homes has worked in partnership with Newark and Sherwood District Council in a successful bid for £498,750 funding from the Department of Health’s Care and Support Specialised Housing Programme, administered through the Homes and Communities Agency.  The £2.36m development has provided 25 affordable homes on land adjacent to Scarborough Road, Bilsthorpe.
 
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Work commenced on the 8th April 2014 and completed on the 27th March 2015 and the new homes have been designed to help older people to keep living independent lives.

With a total construction cost of over £2.1M this development was constructed by local firm, Robert Woodhead Limited based in Edwinstowe.  Designed to help meet the major long-term housing challenges posed by demographic change and the ageing population, the homes have windows you can see out of when seated, easy access to kitchen windows for opening and level-access showers which will assist independent living.
 
The development has already attracted a Ministerial visit by the Housing Minister Kris Hopkins on the 19 May 2014 along with the Member of Parliament for Sherwood, Mark Spencer MP.
 
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Ministerial Visit 19th May 2014, from left to right: Councillor Bruce Laughton, Leader of the Council Councillor Roger Blaney, the then Chair of Newark and Sherwood Homes Board Ginette Hughes, Mark Spencer MP, the then Housing Minister Kris Hopkins, Chief Executive of Newark and Sherwood Homes Rebecca Rance and Chair of the Newark and Sherwood Federation of Tenant and Resident Associations Tony Straw.
 
Mr Hopkins said: “I was glad to see for myself the results of years of hard work by Newark and Sherwood Homes to deliver high-quality affordable homes that the local community needs.”

The properties are built for older people aged 55 years and above and constructed to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, covering insulation and energy efficiency and heated by an Air Source Heat Pump so they are cost-effective for the residents to live in.
 
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This development is named Armstrong Gardens in memory of Nora Armstrong who was a very dear Colleague, Friend, Councillor and Board Member of Newark and Sherwood Homes.  
 
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For further information please contact Newark and Sherwood Homes on 0845 258 5550.
 

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