Published: Wednesday, 27th January 2021
Expressions of interest are invited from potential tenants for the new extra care housing development due to open at Todlaw in Duns in March 2021.
The provision of extra care housing is an integral part of our commitment to supporting older people to live as independently as possible in their own homes and within communities for longer. It combines purpose-built design with the provision of different and flexible services on site.
Located close to the centre of Duns, the Todlaw development will be managed by Trust Housing.
Tenants can choose from 30 new apartments which are a mix of one and two bedroom properties, all of which offer spacious and accessible living design solutions. The range of services and facilities available include:
- repair and maintenance of the property
- easy access
- secure garden areas
- a range of activities, interest groups and events
- use of technology and systems designed to provide alerts and functions to provide peace of mind and keep tenants connected and safe.
The Trust staff team will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can provide a range of support services including:
- on site meals (that cater for all specialised diets)
- assistance with managing in the home.
The care services are personalised to each individual and provide a flexibility that can fit around day to day changes in health and activities.
The accommodation is suitable for anyone typically over 60 years of age looking for a property that is built with their needs in mind in relation to design and provides:
- level access for ease of getting around
- on site care support
Find out more
- More information is available on the Trust Housing website
- Enquiries can also be made to our Customer Advice and Support Services team on 0300 100 1800
- Images of the development are available on our Flickr page
Councillor Mark Rowley, Executive Member for Economic Regeneration and Finance, (who also has responsibility for Housing)
“Creating appropriate homes that increase the amount of care that can be provided to people in their own homes remains as important as ever and I am delighted that Trust has made such significant progress at Todlaw against the particularly challenging circumstances of the past year.
“With tenancies due to be available in the spring, I would encourage anyone with an interest in the development to get in touch to find out more. The location close to the centre of Duns makes it ideal for anyone looking to live independently and as part of their local community for as long as possible, with the comfort and security of knowing additional support and amenities are available.”
Rhona McLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Trust Housing Association
“We’re really pleased with our new housing at Duns which provides two different types of service for older people. Our Amenity service offers safety and security features and access to staff support if needed. Our innovative Extra Care housing provides 24 hour staff care and support.
“Our aim is to support people to live independently, in their own home, for as long as possible and remain part of their local community.
“Working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council has allowed us to deliver this much needed housing for older people in Duns. We’re delighted with our spacious, energy efficient homes which are finished to a high degree and very much look forward to welcoming our first tenants soon.”
- Agreement to proceed with the development was secured at a meeting of the Executive Committee in August 2018 when grant funding of £1.73m was approved from the Affordable Housing Investment Budget.
- The Executive Committee also agreed at their October 2018 meeting to the allocation of £1.8m to Eildon Housing Association to enable the development of 39 extra care homes in Galashiels. More information on this will be available later in the year.
- Both projects are part of our Integrated Strategic Plan for Older People’s Housing, Care and Support Needs.