Legal & General donates £5m to Newcastle to pioneer new post-COVID approach to elderly care

future-homes-cgi-august-2020-new.jpgLegal & General and Newcastle City Council today announce a new £5m charitable partnership to enhance elderly care in the city, placing Newcastle at the forefront of development of ground-breaking changes to the way we care for older people.

Legal & General’s £5m gift to the city will be used in two distinct projects. Initially and with immediate effect, it will help fund additional independent living facilities for older residents within the Future Homes Alliance project at Newcastle Helix, managed by the City Council’s housing partner, Karbon Homes.

The facilities will be made up of 66 affordable units along with five demonstrator homes to test the latest innovations and products to help support ageing and environmental sustainability in a real-world setting. All new homes will be integrated within the Future Homes development, the first wave of residential development at Helix, which was approved by Newcastle City Council’s Planning Committee on Friday 28th August.

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