Former council-run care home earmarked for 'extra care' housing

A former council-run care home in Calderdale could be the site for “extra care” housing.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 3:00 pm
Former Ferney Lee Old People’s Home

This Spring, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet has approved disposal of land at Ferney Lee, Todmorden, for the provision of “extra care” housing – assisted living which enables people to live independently while receiving help.

Formerly Ferney Lee Old People’s Home, when closure was announced last year hope was expressed by the council that the land would still have a role to play in vulnerable people’s care.

The council will now dispose of the site to a registered provider partner via a procurement exercise for the purposes of developing an extra care scheme.

A number of schemes are already open or are being developed in Calderdale – they are aimed at older people and in Calderdale existing ones comprise self-contained flats and other facilities all under one roof, carefully designed to help older people manage in their own homes.

The council has worked with partners to develop extra care schemes in parts of Calderdale and the decision indicates the Todmorden site will fulfill that role in the town.

Others either developed or under way include Clement Court at Halifax, developed with Together Housing, which was the first extra care scheme in 2001.

Developments at Mytholm Meadows, Hebden Bridge, Willow Court, Elland, Ing Royd, Skircoat, Halifax, Railway Bridge View, Rastrick, and Furness Avenue, Halifax, have followed.