APR 2012 - Campbell Place officially open
Campbell Place residents got together with staff and local dignitaries on Thursday 26 April to celebrate the official opening of their new homes. We developed the scheme in partnership with Hampshire County Council, handed over the first keys to the state of the art apartments last autumn and one of the earliest residents to move in was Judy Pearson.
“Moving here has really helped me to be more independent” explains Judy, “I only have to go up the hill to get into town. The apartment itself is all new and very modern. I’ve never lived in such a place. There are so many places to go and sit and it has everything you could possibly want. I can’t think of anything else that they could have put in that would make it any better.”
Campbell Place provides residents with 24 hour, flexible care and support designed to suit individual needs. “All the staff are lovely and always so helpful. And it’s nice to know that there are carers on hand, it gives me a feeling of security.”
Although Judy’s family have now grown up her three daughters and six grandchildren still live locally, “My apartment faces on to a path and every day my grandchildren go past on their way to school and wait for a wave from me. I couldn’t ask for a nicer home.”
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The £12m development offers 74 spacious apartments – most of them two-bedroom with lounge, kitchen and bathroom. There are plenty of communal areas so that residents can socialise, eat together or take part in organised activities. Facilities include; a restaurant, arts and crafts room, lounge, library and computer suite, hair salon, therapy room, and attractive sensory gardens. Here residents can make the most of their green fingers or take a leisurely walk around the landscaped grounds.
Our Chief Executive, Martin Nurse said: “Campbell Place is the first of our new Extra Care projects that takes facilities for older people to a totally new level. We have combined great homes to live in, with excellent facilities as well as optional support and care 24 hours a day seven days a week. Campbell Place is where older people can really enjoy living and get the support they need to stay independent for longer. We see people as individuals and want to ensure that all residents are safe and well looked after according to their specific care needs. I am delighted to say we have a very happy newly-established community here and we hope it will become a focal point for the wider area too.”
Hampshire County Council Leader, Councillor Ken Thornber, officially opened the new development and said: “Campbell Place is a fantastic state of the art facility where our service users can now choose to live. It not only helps them remain as independent as possible but enables couples with different care needs to remain together.
“The Council has seen a trend towards people wanting more choice and control over their care and we are working with organisations such as Sentinel Housing Association to meet this demand by providing outstanding new services such as Campbell Place.”
Over the next year we will continue with ambitious plans to modernise homes and services for older people, including the redevelopment or refurbishment of it’s remaining out-dated sheltered housing schemes within Hart.