The £4.1 million project to extend a sheltered housing centre has begun in York.
Glen Lodge in Sixth Avenue will see 25 new flats built in a three-storey extension to the existing building, while two new bungalows will also be built.
The Glen Lodge extension has been designed to provide ‘dementia ready’ housing, allowing people with dementia to continue to live independently, safely and sociably.
The apartments and bungalows will be built alongside communal lounges, a landscaped garden and other facilities.
The £4.1m scheme is supported by a £850,500 grant from the Homes & Communities Agency.
Cllr Carol Runciman, executive member for adult social care and health at City of York Council, said: “Work starting on site at Glen Lodge marks a major milestone in our plans to improve York’s accommodation for older people. We know that sheltered housing with extra care schemes are extremely popular with older people because they enable them to live independently while receiving care".