JRHT is celebrating the completion of its New Lodge development as contractors officially handed the site back over to JRHT last month (22 November). Situated in the garden village of New Earswick, the development was first given the go ahead in July 2016. Five years later, New Lodge is now a vibrant, thriving community for over 55s, providing safe and compassionate care in stylish and modern surroundings. Care can be delivered in individual apartments from an on-site care team.
The development consists of 105 one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as a 45-bed residential care home across two phases. The new residential care home achieved a “Good” rating from the CQC in all areas earlier this year, which is commendable, despite the challenges the care sector has faced during the pandemic. The development has also won an International Interior Design Award and the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Gold Award.
Liz has recently moved to New Lodge. She said: “When I reached my 70s, my bungalow was bigger than I needed, and I needed help with the garden. In a New Lodge retirement apartment, I would not have the worry of maintaining the bungalow, and if I chose an apartment with a balcony or patio, I could still enjoy some gardening.
“A bonus was that care facilities were easily available 24/7 if I should need them. If I moved to New Lodge that would be 'me sorted' and I would not have to worry about being a burden on my children in later life.
“I was so excited when I was able to move into my beautiful apartment. The apartment is very spacious, with plenty of room for wheelchair use if needed. The large windows let in lots of light so the apartment is bright and airy. I have my own front door, the fittings are modern, with a split-level cooker and room for fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher so I can live independently.
“I like New Earswick village too - the Folk Hall with its great café and interesting events, and the surrounding countryside for nice walks. The development reminds me of a village round a pretty village green. The New Lodge management team organise events and activities for us and I love being part of this new community.
“I am 100% sure it is the right decision for me.”
Chris Simpson, JRHT Executive Director, said: “The completion of New Lodge is a huge milestone for us and is proof of our commitment to building 1,000 sustainable homes over the next 10 years. The development showcases the benefits of multi-generational, independent living, as well as offering high quality residential care and extra care services for people as they need them. We can’t wait to see the community continue to thrive and grow in the future.”
For information about care suites available within the award-winning New Lodge Care Home, please contact 01904 406 252 or [email protected]
A mix of shared ownership and rental options, New Lodge offers a range of homes for people aged over 55.
View available apartments here, or for more information please contact our sales team on 0800 587 0211 or email [email protected]
To find out more about apartments available for social rent, please speak to our customer access team on 0800 587 0211 for more information on how to apply.