Prince George Court
Description of Scheme
The proposed scheme is for ten, two bedroom bungalows. Parking would be provided as 1 space per property plus five visitor spaces. The bungalows would be immediately adjacent to The Manors, Isos' flagship Extra Care scheme, completed 3 years ago in partnership with Northumberland County Council and Care Trust and funded by the Department of Health Extra Care Housing Fund. The scheme was opened by HRH the Princess Royal.
The site is surrounded by Isos land, with our existing extra care scheme on one side, and Isos rented bungalows for older people on the other side. The scheme would in effect be phase 2 of the extra care scheme as care and support would be easily provided by the on site Scheme Manager, and Care Team on duty 24/7. Residents of the bungalows would benefit from level easy access into the scheme to use the community restaurant and take part in the wide range of activities of their choice which are available seven days a week.
The bungalows would be available for older and disabled people who may otherwise consider moving into residential care, and will enable older couples to stay together. People will remain independent in their own community supported by a flexible service that will adapt as their needs change.
The development of assistive technology has allowed support to be provided remotely and the opportunity of supporting independence using telecare and telehealth from The Manors 'hub' would be efficient and innovative. The extra care scheme manager and care team work very closely with the local Community Matron and this will provide
opportunities to increase the use of telehealth.
In terms of environmental sustainability the scheme will meet demands of Code for Sustainable level 3. The scheme will achieve energy performance by a 'fabric first'
approach with better performance than the current Building Regulation
HAPPI design principles
Our proposals embrace a number of the HAPPI design principles in
- Generous and flexible internal space standards with the
opportunity to form three habitable rooms.
- Good levels of daylight into individual homes through the
orientation of the units and positioning of windows
- Adaptability of design through adopting Lifetime Homes
- Linking into existing services and facilities delivered from our
adjacent extra care scheme including care staff, restaurant,
hairdressers and GP consulting rooms.
- The provision of well-designed landscaping to individual plots
and to shared areas.
- High levels of energy efficiency and sustainable design through
compliance with the Code for Sustainable Homes.
- Good levels of storage for belongings both internally and
In addition, the scheme will support the priorities of the Northumberland Health and Wellbeing Board which aims to promote independence and offer people maximum control of their own lives.
Where Is It?
The existing site is approximately 0.22ha and is the former West Wylam Clinic, Adderlane Road, Prudhoe. The property is located on Adderlane Road to the west of the town of Prudhoe and is in a prominent location.
Prudhoe is a medium sized town with a population of 11,500 and is located south of the River Tyne in the county of Northumberland. Prudhoe is located 18 kilometres (11 miles) west of Newcastle, 19 kilometres (12 miles ) east of Hexhamand 40 kilometres (25 miles) north west of Durham City. Prudhoe has a good mixture of local retailing premises which serve the property.
Prudhoe benefits from excellent transport links being within close proximity to the B6395 and A695 which connect to the A69 giving excellent access to the local and wider road network. Prudhoe Rail Station is located 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles)to the west of the property, with Newcastle International Airport located 22 kilometres (14 miles) to the north east. The surrounding area is mainly residential with some small local business located within close proximity.
Local Social Services Authority
Northumberland Care Trust
National, North East
The site can be easily accessed and is approximately 500m from shops and amenities. Regular bus services stopping nearby connect to Hexham and Newcastle with onward bus and train connections available.
The scheme is to provide affordable housing to meet local demand and
need whilst ensuring that the local facilities can accommodate the new
housing, in particular:
- Community facilities - Library, Community Centre, Park.
- Bus Routes - links to good local transport.
Relevant Local Strategy
The challenges and opportunities of an ageing society have resulted in changes to both National and Local Strategic priorities. The scheme has taken account of the priorities set out in the Department of Health White Paper and the HAPPI report on housing our Ageing Population.
The scheme will support employment and skills opportunities in the local area as part of Isos' Community Investment Strategy.
Useful Local Statistics
The bungalows would greatly improve the local environment and make the estate a better place to live. Isos is working with The North East Dementia Alliance and the scheme would become part of one of our Dementia Friendly Communities.
The development of the bungalows would enable us to develop the scheme into a core and cluster model, and to provide 'virtual extra care' to other older residents in the neighbourhood. The bungalows would have emergency alarms and access to our 24/7 mobile response service to complement the care service from The Manors.
Residents of the bungalows would benefit from level easy access to The Manors community restaurant and where they can take part in a wider range of activities of their choice which are available seven days a week.
The facilities at The Manors include:
- Guest facilities
- Community centre
- Hobby room
- Hairdressing salon
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Scheme Location Map
Local Social Services Authority
Northumberland Care Trust