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New extra care apartments ‘more like a 5 star hotel’

2019 - January, Latest news

Our new extra care scheme in North West London was described as being ‘more like a 5 star hotel than social housing’ when we opened the doors to a group of professionals.

Local Commissioners, Social Workers, Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Reablement Officers, and Hospital to Home Teams from across the Borough of Brent were given the opportunity to look round Visram House.

The scheme is our vibrant new development of 99 apartments.  It consists of 84 one bedroom and 15 two bedroom apartments in a modern, purpose built extra care scheme located in the heart of Park Royal North West London area. The scheme is due to open its doors to residents in February.

This is social housing at its very best, I am so proud to have been involved in the development of Visram House, but more importantly see the transition from it being an outstanding building into someone’s home. “There was a lot of interest and numerous questions about the services provided on site by PA and Notting Hill Genesis which hopefully will result in an influx of referrals. Everyone was very impressed. “Many of the professionals were completely overwhelmed by the standard of the facilities and thought that had gone into the interior design and finish of the communal space. They were saying things like ‘truly s’ and ‘it’s more like a 5 star hotel than social housing. When can I move in?’”

Dawn Cooke; Independent Living Team Manager

PA Housing colleagues will provide the housing management function at Visram House, and Notting Hill Genesis will provide 24 hour care and support to residents. We will also be working in close partnership with the London Borough of Brent.

The well appointed scheme has:                                     

  • Beautiful themed communal spaces on each floor
  • Stunning lounge rooms
  • Roof top terrace garden
  • Activities room
  • Dining area
  • Multi-cultural kitchen
  • Assisted bathroom
  • Mobility scooter room
  • 24hr care and support
  • Guest room
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