Project information

Hall Grange Appeal

Provision of care home and independent living apartments on the same site to provide a range of care and support services designed to meet the different needs of latter life and allow couples where one has dementia to stay together.

July 2013 - January 2015

Charity information: MHA

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  • Need

    Need

    A survey of care in Croydon shows there is a lack of high quality accommodation for older people, and there are only 864 single en suite residential places available to older people in the area. This leaves a shortfall of 980 places, which is projected to grow over the next 2 decades. The number of older people requiring residential and nursing care within a 3 mile catchment area around the development currently stands at 1,844 and is expected to increase to 2,235 in 2020 and 2,902 in 2030.

    Solution

    Our response is to build a new Hall Grange care home and new independent living apartments and introduce dementia care provision which MHA has specialised in since 1989. The project will provide new services for over 90 older people.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To allow couples where one has dementia to stay together.

    Activities

    » Our dementia care includes reflexology, aromatherapy, pet therapies, reminiscence activities and music therapy.

    Through feedback from residents and families, and observation. Inspections by internal senior volunteers and staff and external, statutory agencies.


    Aim 2

    Improve the well being and quality of life for older people.

    Activities

    » Designed to our high standards, care will be from MHA’s fully trained staff. All bedrooms will have en-suite facilities to ensure privacy and dignity.

    Through feedback from residents and families, and observation. Inspections by internal senior volunteers and staff and external, statutory agencies.


    Aim 3

    To provide a safe environment and help older people to be active and involved with their community.

    Activities

    » There will be a hairdressing salon, therapy and activity rooms, and a bistro. It will include specialised care equipment, and a safe, enclosed garden.

    Through feedback from residents and families, and observation. Inspections by internal senior volunteers and staff and external, statutory agencies.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will provide benefits to future generations of older people. Formal resident satisfaction surveys, ad hoc feedback and celebration of good news will all help demonstrate the success of this project.

    Risk

    MHA has completed a detailed development appraisal for this project which also includes a risk assessment.

    Reporting

    We will produce a quarterly update during the construction phase of the project. Once established we will provide an annual report. We encourage donors to visit our projects and if locally based to become a part of the future life of the new scheme.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £390,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £300,000 2 Apartments Complete independent 1 bedroom apartment
      £90,000 Bedroom Complete en-suite bedroom in the care home
  • Background

    Location

    Hall Grange was first established as a site in 1904 on 7 acres of Shirley Common. Located on Shirley Church Road, Croydon, CR9 5AL. The garden is of significant historical, horticultural and ecological interest and is designated a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.

    Beneficiaries

    Specifically older people aged over 60 a significant proportion being over 85. Individual needs will range from very low support to intensive nursing and dementia care provision.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    MHA improves the life of older people through care homes, housing and community schemes which support 16,000 people. MHA was awarded Best Residential Care Provider in the Independent Healthcare Awards 2012. MHA received the highest rating in the Care Quality Commission review of care organisations and we are the UK’s largest charity provider of residential care for older people. In a survey of residents, over 90% of them said that they would recommend their care home.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Director Of Development

    Responsible for the delivery of the project.