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Orbit South to hold open day for independent living with care scheme in Deal, Kent

Related to: Orbit South |  –  Kent |

On Friday 13 November, Orbit South will be holding an open day for anyone wishing to find out more about affordable rented housing at Orbit’s brand new independent living with care scheme in Deal, Caesar Court. The free drop-in event is taking place from 10.30am until 2.30 pm and anyone interested in finding out more is welcome to come along.

Caesar Court, located on Mongeham Road in Deal, is a stunning new development of 81 one and two bedroom apartments designed specifically for people over the age of 55. Of these apartments, 61 are available for affordable rent. At the open day, people will be able to tour the scheme, talk to housing and scheme staff and learn more about Dover Council’s, choice based lettings programme, Kent HomeChoice.  Staff will also be able to assist anyone interested in completing their online application. Applicants must have a care need, be aged 55 or over and will be required to have a KCC Social Services assessment prior to any offer being made.

Maintaining an independent retirement lifestyle is important to everyone and at Caesar Court, this is assured. Customers live in their own beautifully designed apartment and are actively encouraged to have complete control of their own lives and to live independently as far as they are able. In addition, customers have peace of mind knowing that care is available in the privacy of their own apartment if and when needed as the care team is based on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Each apartment is finished to the highest specification and ensures customers live in comfort with all the conveniences you would expect from a modern home. The scheme also benefits from an extensive range of communal facilities including an on-site restaurant, café and hairdressing salon.

There is no need to book an appointment and anyone interested can simply pop by on the day. Alternatively, they may contact Louise Nicolaou at louise.nicolaou@orbit.org.uk or by calling 0800 678 1221. Caesar Court is located on Mongeham Road in Deal, CT14 9FT.

Independent living with care is the term used to describe housing schemes with a number of self-contained apartments which incorporate design features to allow residents to live independently. Not to be confused with retirement homes and care homes, the focus of independent living with care is to allow customers to remain independent for as long as possible; should the day arrive when a level of care is required, the scheme is flexible enough to be able to offer that care.

Independent living with care schemes give customers security and privacy, with a range of conveniences to make their lives more comfortable. This can include a restaurant, coffee shop, beauty salon, gym and/or other health facilities that are also open to the general public, resulting in a more strongly knit community. People living in independent living with care schemes have the choice of getting involved in social activities or living life more privately.

Orbit Independent Living works in partnership with Orbit Homes to develop independent living with care schemes for local people on either an affordable rented basis or via shared ownership. Older people moving into independent living with care housing invariable releases under-occupied affordable rented and owner-occupied family homes and frees up larger homes for families who need them.

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