First chance to find out about pioneering Beaumont House

Thursday, 20 April, 2017

Tendring residents will have their first opportunity to find out more about a pioneering new £9 million housing scheme for older people in Walton-on-the-Naze at two upcoming information sessions.

Beaumont House, which will contain 60 self-contained Independent Living apartments with care and support on-site for rent by local people, will welcome its first residents through the doors this summer.

The information sessions at Walton Library, on Thursday 4 May, and Frinton Library, on Friday 19 May, are being held in partnership between Essex County Council and Season Senior Living, who will manage the scheme.

Visitors will have the opportunity discover what type of lifestyle they can expect from Independent Living housing, how care and support is delivered and how to apply for an apartment.

Beaumont House is located on Kirby Road at the former site of the Martello Caravan Park – a short walk from the centre of Walton.

Development of the scheme was supported by a £1.7 million funding contribution from Essex County Council, as part of its long-term strategy to help more local people stay living in a home of their own in later life. The scheme is also supported by Tendring District Council, as part of its strategy to provide homes for local people and support vulnerable residents.

Independent Living housing offers local people aged 55 and over the opportunity to live in a home of their own combined with the peace of mind of 24 hour care and support on site.

Apartments are designed to meet individual’s changing needs and feature one or two bedrooms, living room with access to a balcony or patio, fitted modern kitchen and bathroom, with built-in oven and walk-in shower. Beaumont House will also offer shared facilities including a lounge, dining room, bar, spa, mobility scooter store and beautiful garden.

Season’s General Manager at Beaumont House, Kerry Ansley, said: "Beaumont House offers local people the opportunity to continue to live their life, their way, with the security of 24 hour care and support. Offering flexible care and support, our priority is to preserve independence and quality of life, while guaranteeing peace of mind for residents and their families."

Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Partnerships with responsibility for Health and Wellbeing, welcomed the scheme.

She said: "This type of independent living complex will benefit many of our District’s residents. It helps to promote healthier lifestyles and wellbeing as people can stay in their own homes with support provided to them there. I am sure that there will be a lot of interest in the information sessions where people can out more about this exciting development."

The first information session at Walton Library is on Thursday 4 May between 10am and 1pm. The second takes place at Frinton Library on Friday 19 May between 10am and 1pm. Both sessions are open to all; there is no need to book in advance.

To find out more about Independent Living housing:

Call 0345 6037630

Email socialcaredirect@essex.gov.uk

Visit www.essex.gov.uk/indyliving

Image 1: Beaumont House in Walton-on-the-Naze will offer 60 stylish Independent Living apartments with care and support provided by Season Senior Living.

Image 2: Builder EJ Taylor, led by Assistant Site Manager Finlay Murdoch (left) and Site Supervisor Jason Tedham (right), are currently putting the final touches to the pioneering Beaumont House before its first residents move in this summer.

Last updated on: 20/04/2017 - 11:26