Felixstowe: MP gives assurance over new homes for the elderly

SUFFOLK Coastal MP Therese Coffey said today that she had been assured work on new homes for the elderly and disabled will get under way next year.

Flagship has permission to build 14 bungalows for the elderly, with six specifically for wheelchair-bound people, on the 1.3-acre site in Exmoor Road, Felixstowe, to replace the 22 flats and seven bungalows of the derelict Conford House sheltered complex.

“Earlier this year I had summit meeting with the chief executive and the council leader and was assured that Flagship had in place an action plan to deal with this issue and I am glad they are finally getting on with it,” said Dr Coffey.

“I support the move to better permanent accommodation for older and disabled customers in Felixstowe and have been assured by Flagship that works to demolish the buildings will take place within a week of the gas supplier disconnecting the service, currently planned for November.

“The building work is due to start in early 2013 and completed in 2014. I will be keeping an eye on this to make sure Flagship stick to their promise.”

Flagship said improving standards of care meant the site no longer met the needs of modern residents.

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