Eston Community Village scheme won Best Residential Development in the 2017 Inside Housing Development Awards.
The Village offers cost effective, quality homes and a new quality-of-life care model for persons with dementia, mental health problems and learning difficulties. Our design moves away from traditional institutional care models, challenging perceptions often associated with mental health by promoting independence within a supportive environment.
Group-living principles within a village setting encourage social engagement, combat loneliness and offers a dignified quality of life through activity, independence, self-esteem and self-sufficiency.
‘Before I came to live here I did not want to get out of bed. Since moving here I get up every day with assistance from the carers. I feel like I see more of life now. I can look through the living room window and see people. All the staff are good and make you feel good and I have a laugh and a joke with them. I go for lunch and sit with people and have a chat. No faults at all, I feel really, really happy.’