New life for two former care homes in Chingford

East Thames is celebrating the redevelopment of two new care schemes in Chingford, after building works on both sites reached a major milestone.

Councillors John Moss and Aktar Beg attended a topping out ceremony for East Thames’ May Road development. The development, built by Hill Partnerships, will deliver a block of eight supported flats as well as seven homes that will be available for shared ownership. The majority of these will be family sized three bedroom homes with private gardens and off street parking.

Councillors Khevyn Limbajee and Angie Bean attended a topping out ceremony at Flaxen Road, a new extra care scheme for people aged 55 and over. The scheme, built by Durkan on behalf of East Thames, will provide 45 new homes and onsite tailored care and support.

Waltham Forest Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Cllr Angie Bean, said:

“These supported homes will greatly benefit Waltham Forest residents with care needs. They have been designed to ensure local people can lead as independent and active lives as possible while offering them round the clock help with things like taking medication, cooking, cleaning and generally staying safe.”

Waltham Forest Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, said:

“Both schemes are great news for the borough as the new homes being built will benefit a wide variety of residents – whether they are local people in need of care or hard-working families looking to get on the housing ladder.”

Charlie Culshaw, East Thames’ Director of Care and Support said:

“we are delighted to work in partnership with Waltham Forest to develop innovative, new schemes for vulnerable adults living in the borough. In today’s increasingly difficult financial climate, it is both refreshing and reassuring to work with a council that is committed to meeting the housing needs of its vulnerable population. ”

Both schemes have been funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest, The Mayor of London and East Thames in its aim to delivering more affordable homes in east London and Essex.