The local need.
The number of over 85-year-olds is set to double by 2043 in Britain, while the number of over-65s in Surrey grew by 13% between 2001-2011, with the over-85 population growing by 25% in the same timeframe. In Elmbridge alone, there are 10,350 over 75s with more than one long-term medical condition, creating a need for modern, innovative solutions and accommodation to support the growing local demand.
Benefits to the high street & community.
Our ethos sees the Borough’s growing number of older people remaining active for longer and continuing to live centrally, which benefits their quality of life and addresses key issues that affect older people such as isolation and loneliness. Our approach is supported by leading academic research, in partnership with the University of Bath. Our aim is to reinstate older people to the heart of our communities and in our lives, retaining a key part of the community that is central to Walton-on-Thames.
Contrary to the perceived norm of care homes, we will create genuinely outwardly facing communities.
What this means is tailoring uses to support older residents to meet and engage with people of all ages, remaining rooted and part of the community. Unlike other forms of housing, where residents typically commute Monday to Friday, our residents and staff remain in the local community 24/7, and therefore provide added benefits to the retail centres.