Tottenham to build new healthcare centre and 130 council homes

A new healthcare centre and 130 council homes to be built in Tottenham Hale has been given the green light to improve the welfare of residents.

Councillors have called the development a ‘milestone’ for the area, as the healthcare centre is expected to provide essential services to over 25,000 people.

The Welbourne Health Centre will be delivered through a joint project run by Haringey Council and NHS North Central London Integrated Care Board (ICB).

The facility will provide primary care services and a GP practice with four surgeries in Hale Village, the Lawrence House Group, will be relocating to the site.

In 2015, the Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissioned a joint report with NHS England which identified a need for a new health facility by 2025.

black and silver stethoscope on white surface

Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for House Building, Placemaking and Development and Cllr Lucia das Neves, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, said: ‘This is a milestone for residents in Tottenham and across the borough as health partners work to deliver a much-needed healthcare centre on the Welbourne site. We are committed to working closely with our partners in the Integrated Care Board, to develop a facility that will give local people access to excellent health facilities.

‘Our community is at the heart of everything we do. We continue to work in partnership with local NHS partners to help deliver new facilities in additional locations that meet the health and wellbeing needs of people in our borough, to help them live healthy and fulfilling lives.

‘The provision of another 130 new Council homes, in what will become known as Walter Tull house, is yet another substantial achievement within the Council’s ambitious house-building programme that is aiming to build 3,000 council homes over ten years. We cannot wait to welcome patients into the new clinic facility and new tenants into our homes.’

The new council homes in the area could help to address London’s steadily rising rates of homelessness, with thousands of people living in temporary accommodation.

A report in October from the New Smith Institute estimated that 100,000 children could be living in temporary accommodation in London and Greater Manchester this year if urgent action isn’t taken to prevent people from losing their homes.

Photo by Markus Frieauff


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