New extra care scheme for Thirsk

Housing 21 has been granted planning permission for a new extra care housing scheme with library service in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Working in partnership with Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire County Council, Housing 21 will provide a 52 apartment scheme with restaurant, hair salon and activity rooms for local people aged 55+ which will also be accessible to the wider community.  The scheme will be built over two phases enabling the existing Cherry Garth residential care home to remain the home of those currently living there until phase one of the new extra care scheme is built. Cherry Garth will then be demolished and replaced with the second phase of the new scheme. This exciting new facility will also house a new public library and provide the people of Thirsk and Sowerby with a modern efficient facility for the future. 

Clare Hemming, Development Programme Manager for Housing 21 said: “We are delighted that planning approval has been granted and look forward to working with Hambleton District Council and North Yorkshire County Council in bringing this extra care scheme to fruition.”

The apartments will provide local people aged 55 and over with either one or two bedrooms with options for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.


For further media information, please contact Wendy Gornicki, PR & Information Officer, Housing 21 on 0370 192 4338 or email

Housing 21’s mission is to promote independence and choice for older people through quality care, health and housing services. It provides around 130,000 hours of care each week and manages around 19,000 sheltered and extra care apartments, providing services to more than 31,000 service users.

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Housing 21 is a leading social enterprise promoting choice and independence for older people through a range of care, health and housing solutions. We provide individually tailored solutions spanning housing, care, support, dementia and other services. Our service users have a wide range of care needs, including physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairment and mental health conditions. Our vision is a life of choice for older people. We offer a complete service to meet the changing needs of our customers and are increasingly focused on social care and health services. Our services extend far beyond housing and include home care services, dementia services, respite and rehabilitation, end of life care, live-in support, pharmacy services and day care services.




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