Plan for 100 homes for re­tail re­tirees

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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.”

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