(l to r) Patrick Rice, Director of Adult Social Care at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Tracy O'Neill, Executive Director of Customers & Communities at Beyond Housing, James Hayward, Chair of Shadow Board for Beyond Housing, Amanda Skelton, CEO of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandWe have officially opened The Cliffs, a supported housing facility in the coastal town of Brotton.

The Cliffs will provide 25 bungalows with care and support for a variety of needs to enable people to prolong their independence.

Dignitaries and invited guests attended the event and had the opportunity to tour the development.

The third development to be delivered through the ‘Redcare’ partnership between Beyond Housing, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and development and regeneration specialist, Galliford Try Partnerships North, to provide care community housing for older and vulnerable people across Redcar and Cleveland, The Cliffs follows The Dunes in Redcar, which opened in April 2017 and The Shore in Ormesby. It is part-funded with a Homes England grant of £575,000.

Owen Ingram, Interim Chief Executive at Beyond Housing, said: “We understand the role supported housing and extra care have to play in building a better future for our communities here in Redcar and Cleveland. The Redcare developments reflect our commitment to delivering this with high-quality sites and we’re delighted with The Cliffs, which is a fantastic environment.”

Simon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, said: “It is fantastic to see the opening of these new homes which will enable people to live independently in our community for as long as possible. I hope that all of the families who have moved to The Cliffs are very happy here.”

Andrew Rennie, Development Director with Galliford Try Partnerships North, added: “We are delighted to have been selected to be part of the Redcare project which is improving the quality and choice of accommodation for older people, enabling them to live independently, for longer, in a caring, supportive community.”

Councillor Dave Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults, said: “Redcare – the partnership between our council, Beyond Housing and builders Galliford Try, has already helped deliver high-quality homes and support to people who need help. This includes people like myself, who have found themselves having to fight disability, as well as the growing number of frail elderly people who still want to live independently, but need help to achieve that aim. Our centres in Ormesby and Redcar – The Shore and The Dunes are popular and thriving. I have no doubt The Cliffs will be just as successful in enabling people to maintain their independence for as long as possible.”