A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

Wharfedale View exterior view

The new extra care complex Wharfedale View

Leeds is now home to  a state of the art new housing complex offering older people the option of extra care in a home they can call their own.

With a restaurant and hair salon on site amongst other facilities, it really is a great place to grow old in.

Read on and find out more about the site, and see newly released pictures of the interior.

Wharfedale View marks the first of its kind extra care building for Leeds and a new era for housing for older people in Leeds.

The multi-million pound extra care housing scheme, Wharfedale View, was officially opened by leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake last month.

With a restaurant on site, and facilities such as a hair salon and space for tenants to invite friends and family over to socialise, the complex has been really well thought out with tenants in mind.

Councillor Judith Blake spoke about the huge benefits that new sites such as Wharfedale View could bring to the city of Leeds – here more in the video below.

The flagship scheme, owned and managed by Leeds City Council, saw its first tenants move in just before Christmas. The ‘extra care housing’ offer in Leeds helps people stay independent in retirement by offering apartments with flexible 24/7 care as well as communal facilities.

Situated in Yeadon, the new complex includes 45 self-contained apartments (18 one bedroom and 27 two bedroom apartments). Each apartment has its own front door and its own kitchen and bathroom so that residents can live independently but with access to an assessed level of care dependent on their individual need.

Available for rent or shared ownership, people will be able to choose how they want to be supported as their care needs change in a safe environment.

As well as health and care needs being catered for by newly appointed Roche Healthcare Ltd, residents will get the opportunity to get involved with organised activities in the scheme’s communal areas and the chance to get a spot of pampering at a hair salon.

On site there is a restaurant, run by the council’s Civic Enterprise Leeds which will allow for family and friends to visit and socialise with their loved ones.

If you would like to find out more information about Wharfedale View you can call the housing team for this complex on 0113 378 9439.

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2 Responses to A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

  1. Trudie Canavan says:

    I don’t want to be over critical of this new facility but the communal area looks like a hospital waiting area and is that really an ‘apartment’ – a room with kitchen and beds in the same room. That room is reminiscent of a residential care home. Is this really where people choose to live in later years?

    • Hi Trudie, thanks for your comments.

      In regards to the facilities at Wharfedale View, , it’s hard to appreciate the communal lounge from this photo but many residents, guests and families are telling us it has the feel of a hotel and is welcoming and modern with a non-institutional feel.

      We are making sure we speak to our current tenants to get a good feel for how the new complex is working for them, and really value their feedback, which has been really positive so far.

      The apartment we refer to in the pictures is in fact a guest suite, available for friends and relatives to stay in. We have now renamed this so as to avoid any confusion.

      The actual apartments for residents at Wharfedale View each have a wet floor shower room and a large open plan kitchen/living room and are being really well received by our tenants.

      Thanks.

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