The number of older people in Leeds is growing and by 2020 it is estimated that those most in need of care and support, mainly older people aged 75 plus, will increase by around 13%.
We recognise that a change is required to how services for older people are delivered with an emphasis on better lives through the provision of specialist housing.
An Older People’s Housing with Care Prospectus has been produced to encourage and stimulate the development of specialist older people’s accommodation. By specialist accommodation we mean Extra Care, care beds with nursing and care beds without nursing.
The objective of the prospectus is to ensure that there is a mix of accommodation provided to meet need and choice across a range of tenures; for rent, shared ownership and sale. It will aim to meet a wide range of aspirations across a variety of localised housing markets by ensuring a mix of public and private delivery.
The prospectus will be refreshed on a periodic basis to update the current and projected figures to ensure that the latest area based profiles are available to inform any future development proposals.
You can contact us at HousingGrowthTeam@leeds.gov.uk or on 0113 247 4227.