Assisted living scheme launches in Enfield

By James Renoux-Wood - Thu 21 April 2016, 10:53 am

A housing scheme for older people with learning difficulties has opened in Enfield.

A resident at Desmond Court speaks to a member of the Outward staff

Desmond Court at Linwood Crescent was developed by Newlon Housing Turst in partnership with care and support provider, Outward and Enfield Council. 

It features 14 self-contained flats, which were developed to help older people with needs to live as independently as possible.

The scheme is named in honour of Desmond Gray, a Newlon board member and celebrated figure in the social and supported housing sectors, who died in 2013. His widow, Janice, was a guest of honour at an opening ceremony, which took place at the end of March.

Funding for the scheme from the Greater London Authority and Enfield Council has helped Newlon develop larger flats, with decent-sized bathrooms, which the housing trust said “meet the needs of people with a range of needs”. 

The development also includes a communal lounge area, which Newlon hope will become a meeting point for residents from other supported housing schemes nearby. 

Outward provides support and care to residents at Desmond Court, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.