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£850m social housing scheme for Yorkshire announced

Six firms have been selected for a new framework to provide accommodation for people with health and social care needs in North Yorkshire.

The £850m North Yorkshire County Council framework will see the successful firms design and build specialised housing across all major towns in the region.

The firms involved are:

  • Ashley House;
  • Galliford Try Partnerships North;
  • Housing and Care 21;
  • Keepmoat Regeneration Limited;
  • Places for People; and
  • Your Housing Group.

It could also see contractors build facilities such as GP surgeries, libraries and respite accommodation for carers.

Contracts are expected to be finalised by the end of September, at which time the council will start to use the framework to seek development opportunities.

Contractors will then be able to bid for schemes as they are put forward by the council.

North Yorkshire executive member for health and adult services Clare Wood said: “Extra Care in North Yorkshire has won widespread acclaim for the way in which it allows people to live independent, happy and supported lives.”

“By 2020, we will have seen the provision of well-designed and well-supported apartments and bungalows right across North Yorkshire, making it possible for people to have the care and support they need in places where they want to live.”