Extra care and over 55s apartments at Rock Ferry High School site set for completion

North west housing group, Torus, is set to open Spinnaker House, a modern 102-apartment affordable rent, Extra Care development in Rock Ferry.

With the development due for completion later this year, this month saw Wirral Council and on-site care provider, Professional Carers join Torus on site to check out progress and some of the near-completed apartments.

Built on the former Rock Ferry High School site, off Highfield Road South, the £13.64m Spinnaker House development offers people aged 55+ their own high quality, self-contained apartment where they can remain independent for as long as possible, thanks to on-site care that’s flexible to individual needs.

Anna Jameson, Torus Supported Housing Commissioning Manager, said, “A huge benefit of Extra Care complexes, like Spinnaker House, is that residents retain their independence but have the peace of mind that flexible onsite care is available if and when it’s needed.

“The idea is that, especially as people are living much longer these days, it’s a home for life with no need to move to more suitable accommodation if care needs ever change.

“Our Extra Care developments make a real impact in changing lives and it’s exciting to be able to bring Torus Extra Care to the Wirral and we cannot wait to see residents moving into the scheme to begin the next exciting phase of their lives.”

Spinnaker House offers modern apartments that have been specifically designed to provide a comfortable and safe environment for people with mobility issues.

The new residents aren’t the only ones to enjoy the facilities available at Spinnaker House. It’s hoped that the on-site Bistro Cafe and Hair & Beauty Salon, run by local businesses, will quickly become a popular venue for the wider community too.

On-site care and support, commissioned by Wirral Council, will be provided by Wirral-based care provider, Professional Carers, along with Torus Support Network housing team.

Carly Peckham, Director of Care Services, said, “It was great to get to look around the scheme, I was really impressed with the amount of light space, especially in the apartments and communal areas.

“We are really looking forward to getting started and getting to know each resident personally, both to provide their care whilst ensuring that we understand what matters to them, including their hobbies, interests, and familial needs.”

Image: Carly Peckham, Director of Care Services (Professional Carers), Donna Locke (Acting Senior Manager – Commissioning, Contracts, Quality & System’s (Adult Care & Health) for Wirral Council), Andrew Keelan (Torus Extra Care Scheme Manager), Anna Jameson (Torus Supported Housing Commissioning Manager)

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