It was a very good day for our community development prospects south of the river on January 24th as Network Housing Group shared another joint success story with their partners and design consultants at the launch of the Robsart Street Development. The unveiling and official opening clearly led on the duty of care, attracting a capacity turn-out of invited guests for this celebratory event on the Stockwell Park Estate. Quite rightly, it emerged as a congratulatory sell out, that filled the reception areas with good humoured greetings and high praise for the level of contributions made by our hosts Community Trust Housing (part of Network Housing Group) who, working alongside planning and regeneration officers from the authority were responsible for progressing the finished construction to professional heights that they can be justly proud.
The duty of care requirements made it necessary for some of those now enjoying the comforts of the new scheme, to experience a move made over time and as such, less stressful in changing from an established environment. Not only did this prove to be the better option but also gave rise to the claim that when developments like this use an inclusive tenant- voice, the resultant technological foresight will deliver schemes with design elements of extra care yet to be attempted elsewhere in the borough and by their very nature leading by example.
A bold claim, but the realities for this latest development in community living, mean that the extra care facility can boast forty six, one and two-bedroom flats, for older people and a range of even higher grade facilities for those affected by physical and sensory impairment. The scheme has a bright just arrived feel to it with attentive and well managed staff supervising self-contained units operating within different levels of need, representing an impressive addition to Lambeth’s care provision. It’s a well adjusted example of independent living in an urban setting, fully integrated within excellent communal facilities that are instrumental in providing the finer points of long-term care in our borough with the 24 hour care package as a clear winner.