Published 25 September 2012
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for Health and Adults Services, joined the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohammed Aslam, residents and staff in officially opening a new housing scheme.
Turnberry Court, Southall, is a block of 38 one-bedroom flats and two two-bedroomed flats. It has been specially designed for adults who wish to live independently, but who need extra care and support.
Each self-contained flat has a lounge/dining room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a shower room. All are wheelchair accessible and are fitted out with an intercom in case of emergencies.
In addition to the private flats, there are also communal and social facilities including a shop, hairdressers, computer room, dining room and two lounges - one leading out onto landscaped gardens. Hot midday meals are served to residents and there is 24 hour care is provided on site.
The flats are run by the Notting Hill Housing Trust on behalf of Ealing Council and are mostly for older people, including those who have dementia. There are also some spaces for younger dementia sufferers. All of the spaces are reserved for Ealing Council placements.
Councillor Anand said: “Turnberry Court is a fantastic facility and one which we are very pleased to have in Ealing. It offers a real alternative to people who need considerable extra support with day to day living, but who don’t want to live in a residential care home.”
Turnberry Court resident, Ron Carslake (83), said: “I was really impressed when I saw the flat. I didn’t realise that places like this existed in Ealing. My wife died earlier this year and I’m finding things difficult, but the people here are really helpful while still encouraging me to be as independent as I can be.”
To find out more contact Ealing Council Social Services on 020 8825 8000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.