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NorseCare wins double bid to provide ‘high quality’ care and dementia support in Norfolk

Article By: Laura McCardle, News Editor

Elderly people in Norfolk are set to benefit from a new £4.2m housing with care scheme


The cash for the development, which will be built on the Three Score site in Bowthorpe, will be provided by the Home and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Department of Health, after Norwich City Council promised to provide the land free of charge.

The housing with care scheme will be made up of 78 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom apartments with landscaped gardens and community facilities. NorseCare will work in partnership with Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and NPS Property Consultants to develop the scheme, which will provide “vital support” to elderly people in the area.

Colleen Walker, board member and county councillor, said: “NorseCare is committed to providing high quality care across the county and the hard work and funding that has gone into applying for these apartments is a great example of this.

Bedroom tax’ has sent 400 Norwich people into rent arrears, claim council leaders

Households are finding it very difficult to bridge the gap

Friday, August 2, 2013
7:30 AM

More than 400 people in Norwich have fallen into rent arrears since the introduction of the so-called “bedroom tax”, city council leaders say.

The controversial changes to cut housing benefit payments, dubbed the “bedroom tax” by Labour, came into force in April.

Dementia services in Norfolk boosted by £750,000 of government funding

Dementia care in Norfolk has been boosted by £750,000 of government funding, it was announced yesterday.

Barry Dennis at Wells Community Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt Barry Dennis at Wells Community Hospital. Picture: Ian Burt

Friday, July 26, 2013
9:00 AM


Tens of thousands of people in Norfolk will have suffered the heartache of watching a loved one suffering from dementia.

It is estimated, nationally, one in three people over 65 will develop dementia and in Norfolk, where there are more 63-year-olds in the county than any other age, it is a growing concern.

So, news that £750,000 of Department of Health money has been awarded to four Norfolk dementia projects will be widely welcomed.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation was awarded £249,000 to make its dementia care unit at Hammerton Court in Norwich even more dementia-friendly.