Living independently at home
At Herriot Gardens Extra Care Housing scheme, you will have your own spacious, self-contained and well-appointed apartment or bungalow, within a supportive community that is staffed 24/7.
There will be staff on site who can help you to maintain your independence in a flexible manner, providing the support you need, when you need it. We understand the needs of residents that require respite care and dementia care and we have developed an environment which is much more than a nursing home.
There will be a range of interesting and useful social, health and wellbeing activities held in the scheme that you can take part in if you wish to, such as organised activities to celebrate birthdays or other events, friends gathering for lunch, a craft event, a book club, quizzes and film or TV viewings, or the chiropodist or optician visiting the scheme (dependent on demand). You decide how much you join in with activities and you are part of the social life of the scheme in a way that suits you.
As well as living in a fabulous building, you, your neighbours and the staff will be part of the community on site and the wider communities of Sowerby and Thirsk. Your family, friends and people from the local community, are free to come and go as they please and so the main communal areas are open during the day for anyone wishing to visit the café/bistro or take part in the social life of the scheme. The residents’ areas are protected and accessible only to residents, their visitors and staff, keeping those spaces safe and secure.*
Care and support tailored for you, when you need it
Your home and the wider facilities are designed specifically to support you with any difficulties you may have now or in the future and, with care and support services on site 24/7, living at Herriot Gardens can be the right choice for people with a wide range of care and support needs.**
You may at present have little or no need for care and support but are thinking ahead and appreciate the benefits of living within a supportive community in a modern, spacious home with reassurance that your future care and support needs can be met. Or you may already have care and support needs being provided in your current home at certain points of the day, but recognise that by living in a specially designed apartment or bungalow and having care and support staff on site 24/7 (procured by Thirteen Group), who are able to deliver care in the privacy of your own home, you will be able to maintain your independence for as long as possible. At Herriot Gardens, the care and support staff will be available to support you with flexible care, based on your current requirements and wishes that can adapt with you as your needs change over time.