TWELVE flats have already been snapped up at a new housing complex in Bradley.
The scheme is a partnership project between the Methodist Homes Housing Association (MHHA), Kirklees Black Elders' Association (KBEA) and Kirklees Council.
It is the first extra care scheme of its type in Kirklees.
A total of 46 one- and two-bedroom flats are being built in Keldregate, on the site of the former Hartley Manor residential home.
The home was closed by the council last year.
It is hoped the first tenants can move in by autumn 2003.
All flats will be fully wheelchair accessible and equipment will be available to promote independent living for people who are assessed as in need.
Bradley Court is for people aged over 55 who need some support or care. The new tenancies will be allocated to those in the community whose needs are judged as having priority.
This would be dependant on the outcome of a community care assessment, done by a social worker or community care officer.
Mrs Melissa Ridgway, housing manager for Methodist Homes, said feedback had been very positive.
"They offer the advantage of having your own flat and independence while also being able to access care if you need it.
"And you pay only for the care you need, rather than a flat rate."