Following the success of our services in nearby Wellington, we spent time with the Staffordshire commissioners to understand what their future demand was. It was quickly identified that whilst there were lots of Registered Care homes, there was nowhere for people to move on to as they became more independent.
Our team quickly identified a decommissioned pub that was being converted into self contained studios but that had the opportunity for community kitchen and dining areas on each floor.
This innovative approach where people could have their own front door, but could also access community space and have that community contact seemed ideal for people transtitioning from shared houses to truly indepenent living.
The apartments filled very quickly, and there is always a waiting list for flats – which is why another similar facility will be opening nearby in 2018!