Have your say on a new care home and affordable housing planned for Bridport

Have your say on a new care home and affordable housing planned for Bridport

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:19am 29th July 2020.

If you have questions about the development of a new social care and housing scheme in Bridport, you can ask them over the phone from today (29th July)

Dorset Council has set up new phone-in sessions starting today (29th July), so you can ask your questions directly:

The phone-ins are taking place on:

  • Wednesday 29 July from 2 - 5pm  
  • Friday 31 July from 10am - 1pm 
  • Monday 3 August from 6 - 8pm  
  • Thursday 6 August from 10am -1pm 
Fishermans arms bridport gateway development

Dorset Council shared the latest plans for Bridport Gateway earlier in July.

Health and Social Care workers and elderly people could benefit from plans for the scheme.

Bridport Gateway offers extra care housing and affordable housing targeted at those working in Health and Social Care.

It's part of Dorset Council's 'Building Better Lives' programme to offer more housing for Dorset's ageing population.

Currently, over 4,500 adults use social care services and over 7,000 people in the county are living with dementia.

Cllr  Laura Miller
Cllr Laura Miller

Cllr Laura Miller, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health said:

“The Building Better Lives programme is about developing new accommodation and services to tackle the increasing levels of demand on Adults Social Care and Health services in Dorset.

“With the Bridport Gateway development we’re aiming to build places to live right in the heart of Bridport for adults with care and support needs, and for the key workers who deliver those health and care services too.

“It’s a really significant project and we want to get it right. If you live or work in the local area I would urge you to take a look at what we’re proposing and let us know what you think – we’re open to comments on all aspects of the scheme.”

The plans are for two complexes; one on Flood Lane, and another on South Street.

The site at flood lane will provide extra care housing for those with support needs, including nursing and dementia needs. It will also have a respite care facility to allow people to stay for short periods of time to help give family carers a break.