It’s estimated that 70 per cent of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems.
It is an increasing problem for UK society, one which the Larkfleet Homes team is committed to help solve.
We have started construction work on a ‘continuing care retirement community’ (CCRC) in Oakham, Rutland. It will provide 62 one and two-bedroom homes for ‘independent living’, 54 properties for ‘assisted living’ for people with specific care needs and a 60-bed specialist care home for people with dementia.
The CCRC is part of our Oakham Heights development – a major urban expansion of Oakham being built on land between the Oakham bypass and Barleythorpe Road.
We are starting on the essential infrastructure work – the installation of roads and services – at Oakham that will mean construction of homes can start later this year. The independent living retirement village will be developed under our award-winning ‘The Croft’ brand.
Larkfleet's first development under The Croft brand at Bourne won a Silver Award in the keenly-contested Best Retirement Development category in the prestigious WhatHouse? Awards in 2014. The following year The Croft at Baston was shortlisted in the same award and was named runner-up in the HouseBuilder Awards for best retirement housing.
The Oakham Heights CCRC will provide a much-needed facility for the aging population of Rutland. It will also create around 90 jobs for local people.