Extra Care - Jubilee Gardens
A new state-of-the-art Extra Care facility is being developed in South Ribble. The scheme has been named Jubilee Gardens with reference to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
South Ribble is one of the few boroughs in the country which does not have an Extra Care facility for over 55's despite the large demand for the ageing population. South Ribble Borough Council is developing a scheme that will be delivered and managed by the council.
The facility will provide self-contained homes with design features and support services available to enable self-care and independent living. Plans are being developed to include over 70 units and an onsite hair salon and cafe.
Residents have been consulted through two different events and the latest design proposals can be viewed below.
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The scheme, subject to planning permission being granted, will be started on site towards the end of 2022 with applications of interest accepted in 2023 and the first residents welcomed in 2024.
The development is in its early stages with progress being documented on this page - so please watch this space!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is extra care?
Extra Care housing provides self-contained homes for over 55's with design features and support services available to enable self-care and independent living.
Why do we need an extra care facility in the borough?
South Ribble has an ageing population which includes a significant increase in the number of older people over the age of 85. Life expectancy in South Ribble is 80.1 years for men and 83.4 years for women.
It is widely reported that people are living longer with more complex support needs impacting on the ability of people to live independently in their own homes.
This includes an increase in the number of people living with some form of dementia.
What is the proposed location for the facility?
The former print works site off West Paddock, adjacent to the Civic Centre in Leyland.
Why build on the green space?
The council carried out an assessment of a number of sites both within private and council ownership using a set of key metrics and identified the land at West Paddock, Leyland as the preferred site.
This site is within council ownership and offers the right size and location to accommodate an Extra Care Home. It is connected and located to a wide range of existing infrastructure provision including healthcare, leisure and retail facilities as well as offering transport links to the town centre and wider areas.
Are you consulting with residents?
Yes, two consultation events took place for residents to share their views on the plans.
How will the feedback be taken on board?
Comments from residents will be considered in the design process.
What are the key dates?
A planning application was submitted in Spring 2022, subject to planning approval construction works will commence Autumn 2022.