We investigated the potential to create new community facilities as part of an exciting new approach to older people’s living that is being developed by Your Homes Newcastle.

This development will provide 140 new accessible, high quality homes for affordable rent in Walker, Newcastle, providing facilities for residents and local people to use, including a cafe/restaurant, hairdressers, shop and exercise facility.  Our work was focused on assessing local demand for the facilities, and developing a business case for their inclusion in the project.