£7 million housing scheme holds open day for visitors

An open day has been held at the Mayfields housing complex. DD
An open day has been held at the Mayfields housing complex. DD

MORE than 250 people turned up to view a new £7 million housing scheme at an open day on Friday.

Various organisations, community groups and individuals toured Boston Mayflower’s Mayfields development, on Broadfield Lane, Boston.

Head of independent living Alycia Glaves said: “The feedback we received about Mayfields during the visits was excellent, we were really pleased with the response.

“We had lots of enquiries from people interested in finding out more about moving in.

“Mayfields is still undergoing some final touch-ups, but there is no major building work taking place now.”

The accommodation is a purpose-built extra care housing complex for the over 60s developed by the housing association in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and Boston Borough Council.

It features 12 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom apartments and a range of communal facilities including lounge areas, a restaurant, hair and beauty salon, a convenience shop and a cinema room.

It will also include an IT suite and it is planned that pupils from a local primary school will visit to teach residents.

Boston Mayflower said Mayfields is ‘designed to provide people with self-contained accommodation with the freedom and security of living in their own home’.

Unlike standard sheltered housing it will contain additional facilities and care and support workers will be available 24-hours-a-day.

Each apartment has its own en-suite bathroom with level access shower, lounge and kitchen.

They are fitted with 24-hour emergency alarms and door entry with video camera.

The accommodation will also cater for dementia patients, using various techniques to help them live independently.

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