It has been said that ‘When you need to innovate, you need collaboration’. Collaboration is a natural result of effective partnerships; strengthening each other’s business by sharing expertise and creating innovative solutions that help customers to remain independent in their own home and be part of a healthy community. A successful partnership creates efficiencies and extends business reach.
The strong relationship shared between Lovell Later Living and Places for People Living Plus is a fantastic example of the success of an effective partnership. Over the last two years they have successfully delivered two Extra Care developments in Grimsby and Romsey, two more are under construction in Gosport and New Milton with completion dates in 2023, another in Hunstanton is awaiting planning consent and a further two are under consideration. Through engagement and working together, this partnership has identified the real needs and aspirations of the people who will be living there, creating developments with improved design, innovation, adaptability and sustainability in both construction and the future use of the buildings.
The long-term business relationship has naturally begun to generate efficiency benefits as it has grown. Through the sharing of competencies, knowledge and resources, Places for People Living Plus has developed greater operational efficiencies, and Lovell Later Living has developed efficiency in delivery which will support accelerated delivery across the country. The scalability of well-designed, high-quality developments demonstrates the potential for further delivery of these much-needed specialist housing developments, and the commitment of the partnership ensures the continual improvement in design and quality of housing with care solutions for people in later life, in response to the UK’s ageing population.
This ongoing development partnership has allowed widening business reach of both organisations, with projects under consideration across several local authorities, who are benefitting from the collective commitment and investment of Places for People Living Plus, Lovell Later Living and the Morgan Sindall Group. This partnership is committed to assisting local authorities to fulfil their commitment to older and vulnerable people and communities, helping to ensure local needs and aspirations of an increasingly ageing population can be met.
With the Places for People Living Plus and Lovell Later Living development relationship already shaping the delivery of Extra Care housing developments in Hampshire and Norfolk, the drive is now to move forward at pace, working together in partnership with local authorities, to shape healthy communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Steve Jobs once said ‘Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.’, and this partnership is demonstrating working as one team, combining public and private sector investment to deliver appropriate housing in healthy caring communities which will support people to live life to the full; ageing well together.
Lovell Later Living and Places for People Living Plus are proud to sponsor the Housing LIN.
Lovell Later Living (opens new window) work side by side with their partners including local authorities, registered providers, care operators and investors to deliver purpose-built specialist housing for older and vulnerable people, developing both open market homes and partnership schemes to create aspirational homes and communities within communities.
Places for People Living Plus (opens new window) is Places for People’s specialist supported living provider: they offer homeless people, including refugees, families and people with complex needs, a safe place to live.
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