Planning Permission Granted for Extra Care Housing in Kemsing

Sevenoaks District Council have approved plans for not for profit care provider and housing association, Rapport Housing & Care to develop an extra care housing scheme in Nightingale Road, Kemsing.

How the Kemsing development will look from the entrance
How the Kemsing development will look from the entrance
The Kemsing development from the courtyard
The Kemsing development from the courtyard

Starting on site in the autumn of 2018, the extra care housing scheme will comprise 51 one and two-bedroom apartments (31 1-bed and 20 2-bed) available to purchase and for affordable rent, through Sevenoaks District Council. The apartments will be specifically for over 55s, who would benefit from care and/or support.

Alongside the apartments, residents will enjoy an excellent range of communal facilities, including a lounge, restaurant, terrace with orangery, activity room and hair salon and therapy room.

Extra care housing schemes enable over 55s to continue living independently in their own apartment, whilst receiving varying levels of care and support. Residents can choose to have their support needs met by Rapport Housing & Care’s on site domiciliary care team, Caring Companions, or another provider of their choice. 

With two other extra care housing schemes currently on site and a third due to commence shortly, the Kemsing development will see a further continuation of the company’s ambitious development plans. Once completed, these will see the provision of a total of 235 new extra care apartments across Kent. The growth of these schemes will be a huge support to the NHS, with residents receiving care and support, and possibly rehabilitation, in their own home, which is suitable for their needs. The growth of extra care housing will also lessen the impact of the housing crisis, releasing homes for young families.

Leon Steer, Chief Executive of Rapport Housing & Care said: “Our charity has been providing housing and care for older people in the south east for 50 years and we aim to use our experience to continue meeting the changing needs of our older community in the future. This project will create two years of development work, as well as new permanent jobs, strengthening the economy and supporting the NHS and housing market.”

For more information on the scheme, or to register your interest, please contact media@rapporthc.co.uk or call 01634 729161.

Posted : 21/03/2018

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