A new housing development for elderly people – including specially built flats for dementia sufferers – has been completed in Elgin.
The houses, on Linkwood View in the town have been fully built, and will be ready for people to move in this month.
The properties have been developed by Hanover Scotland in partnership with Health and Social Care Moray, and is made up of 30 two-bedroom flats.
It is the developer’s second completed project in Moray, with work currently ongoing on a third on Haugh Road.
Some of the flats have been designed for people with certain conditions – with four wheelchair accessible flats and six flats specifically designed for people with dementia.
Elgin councillor John Divers welcomed the development, and added that he hoped it would allow elderly people to stay at home, rather than in a care home.
He said: “At the end of the day, we have got a population that’s getting older and we need the facilities to look after these people so it’s most welcome.
“It’s all part of the social care process of trying to keep people in their homes so they don’t need to go to a care home. “
“It is far better for the people themselves.”
Helen Murdoch, Hanover Scotland’s chief executive said that the homes would help to achieve that aim.
She said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved at Linkwood View in Elgin. Following on from the success of Varis Court in Forres, I am delighted that we have been able to develop modern housing that suits the varying needs of older people in the area.
“Crucially, we want people to remain in their own homes with their own front doors and our 24 hour support service, specialist dementia flats, and innovative extra care service in the other flats, is designed with this specifically in mind.”