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New extra care housing

Extra care housing
L-R: Louie Wyver, Fakenham Junior High School; Tracy Jones, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21; Lilly-May Bettles, competition winner

Earlier this year, pupils from Fakenham Junior School were invited to take part in a competition to help housing provider Housing 21 come up with a suitable name for a new extra care housing scheme based in the town.

The development of 66 apartments for people aged over 55 has been funded by Norfolk County Council and North Norfolk District Council. Scheduled for completion in January 2021, it will offer facilities including a hairdresser and café.

This is the first scheme of many which will help people to live independently for longer with the reassurance that, should you need care, staff are on hand 24/7. These new homes will enable people to stay close to community, family and friends.

Out of 75 entries, the winner was announced at a special naming ceremony in October. Nine-year-old Lilly-May Bettles won with her colourful picture, Meadow Walk, which was based on the nature of Fakenham.

Norfolk County Council will invest £29 million to provide Norfolk with 3,000 more of these types of homes.

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