Broadacres Housing Association provides a comprehensive range of services to over 5,300 homes in North Yorkshire, supporting client groups including people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, older people, people with physical disabilities, those fleeing domestic violence, people suffering from alcohol and substance misuse and the homeless.
Established in 1993, the Association provides homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. It has a home improvement agency and also offers an emergency alarm call and monitoring service, Hambleton Lifeline, which has over 4,500 connections.
Upon commissioning its Rivendale Extra Care facility, Broadacres worked in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, Hambleton District Council, and the Homes and Communities Association to ensure the scheme provided attractive and accessible accommodation which allows people to live independently with the appropriate level of care available when they need it.
How has the inclusion of telecare in Rivendale’s specification made a difference to the people who live there and the staff who support them?