Accommodation for people over 55 with specialist housing needs

Sandwell Council is consulting on further plans to improve accommodation for people over 55 with specialist housing needs. The council currently runs extra care housing schemes – Holly Grange in Smethwick and Manifoldia Grange in West Bromwich. These buildings are over 30 years old and in need of significant investment. In line with our 2030 Vision, we want to ensure all our homes meet a full range of housing and support needs.

After careful consideration, we are proposing to close Manifoldia & Holly Granges over the next 18 months and invest in the development of a new, larger specialist build extra care housing scheme.  A Cabinet meeting on 20 November 2019 approved recommendations to commence a consultation exercise with both tenants and staff at both of these establishments.

We want to gather feedback from:

  • Residents living in Holly Grange and Manifoldia Grange
  • Family members and carers
  • Staff who work at Holly Grange and Manifoldia Grange and wider professionals
  • Tenants and residents who live nearby
  • The wider public

We want to know what you think so that when a decision is made it takes in to account as many views as possible. You can either email or complete the online survey. We must receive all comments and feedback by 23 February 2020.

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