The Duchess of Gloucester Opens Wokingham Borough Council’s Extra Care Housing scheme at Alexandra Place0
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester has opened the brand new development of high-quality homes for older people in Woodley.
A Wokingham Borough Council initiative, the Extra Care Housing scheme at Alexandra Place has been developed by Catalyst Housing, constructed on their behalf by The Leadbitter Group, and is managed by Central & Cecil, with the on-site care and support service provided by Housing 21.
Alexandra Place provides 46 one-bedroom apartments and 18 two-bedroom apartments, including ten apartments for people with dementia. The comfortable homes and facilities enable older people to live independently for as long as possible where they can surround themselves with their own belongings. Pets are also welcome.
The care offered can be adapted as the occupier’s needs change, for example, if an older person moves into Extra Care Housing with no care needs but later develops them, it will be possible for additional care to be provided within their home. This will prevent the upheaval of older people having to move from their home into residential nursing or care homes as their needs increase.
After an eighteen-month construction period, residents began moving into this brand new development in August 2011.