Penicuik community hub plan to be outlined

DETAILS about the new extra care homes and community hub in Penicuik will be revealed on Friday.

Local residents, community groups and business people are being invited to attend a special open day at Penicuik Town Hall from noon to 4pm.

There will be information stalls and guest speakers from Midlothian Council’s Adult and Community Care and Housing teams, Ageing Well and Telecare provider Tyntech.

A tenant will also be on hand from Trust Housing’s Hawthorn Gardens complex to discuss their own experience of moving into an Extra Care facility.

The new facility is due to open in autumn 2013 and will feature 32 Extra Care apartments and a brand new Community Hub, incorporating architectural design for people with dementia.