Plan for 100 homes for retail retirees
FORMER retail workers will be able to retire to homes equipped to provide the latest in telecare, once a major redevelopment is completed in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire.
A scheme to create 100 affordable, digitally enabled homes in the Cottage Homes retirement estate at Crookfur will increase accommodation for retail retirees in the area, thanks to an investment by the charity retailtrust.
The homes will be open to anyone who has worked in retail for at least five years, as well as their partner or spouse. The project has been backed by the Bank of Scotland £5m development loan.
It aims to help more people live independently in their own homes. The estate was donated by the late Scottish businessman Sir Hugh Fraser.
Fraser Sime, regional director at the Bank of Scotland, said: “The funding we have provided will help to transform the lives of people across the Glasgow area.”