Eston Community Village
Best Residential Development - Inside Housing Awards 2017
Eston Community Village was awarded ‘Best Residential Development’ at the Inside Housing Development Awards, 2017.
The expert panel of judges viewed Thirteen Group’s Eston Community Village as ‘a model for future care developments’ and shortlisted the project in two categories: Best Architectural Design and Best Residential Development.
The Village offers a choice of 36 bright, dignified, affordable-rent homes for persons with dementia, mental health problems and learning difficulties. The design moves away from traditional institutional care models, using architectural design and group-living principles to encourage social engagement and combat loneliness, transforming the lives of residents:
“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.”
Eston Community Village Resident