Johnnie Johnson Housing launches Neighbourhood Apartments with the aim to help the NHS save £1million

First Published: 22/01/2018

With a stated aim of helping to save the NHS £1million by 2021 the scheme offers safe, secure accommodation to individuals for a time period of approximately six weeks until they are well enough to return to their own homes or move to more suitable accommodation. During their stay they are supported by our independent living coordinators and the use of assistive technology in the form of telecare, provided by Johnnie Johnson’s 24/7 monitoring centre, Astraline

Tricia Grierson, Head of Independent Living at Johnnie Johnson Housing said “This is a fantastic new initiative for us at Johnnie Johnson and we are hoping that the success of the three pilot schemes can now be replicated across our other independent living schemes in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Derbyshire. As housing associations we play a vital role in providing high quality, affordable accommodation. In particular we are committed to delivering outstanding homes and services that enable our residents to live longer and better. This project is a great example of how working in partnership to tackle a national crisis can have such a significant impact at a local level.”