Show flat opens at Oakwood Gardens
A show flat is now open at an exciting new £9 million housing development for older people in Bedworth.
Councillor Jose Compton, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, officially opened the show flat at Oakwood Gardens on Monday 23 February 2015.
Oakwood Gardens is an Extra Care scheme, meaning residents can enjoy the benefits of independent living in stylish, self-contained apartments with the added security of 24 hour support and care on site if needed.
It features 74 two-bedroom apartments, 56 available to rent and 18 for shared ownership, and communal facilities including a restaurant, hairdressing salon and private gardens. The first residents are due to move into the apartments in May 2015.
The site also features 11 well-appointed self-contained bungalows in Mayfield Close.
Kris Peach, Housing & Care 21’s Director of Extra Care, said: “Work is progressing well on this exciting development and the opening of the show flat will allow those interested in moving here to get a really good look at what is on offer.
“The care and support services on offer alongside purpose built apartments and quality communal facilities mean that residents will be able to live independently within a caring and supportive community.”
The scheme is being built in a partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council, Housing & Care 21 and Willmot Dixon.
Councillor Jose Compton, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care added “The opening of the show flat is a real step forward and will allow local people their first opportunity to see what this Extra Care Housing scheme can offer. The ceremony also publicly and formally acknowledges the collaborative working relationship between Housing and Care 21, their construction partners, Wilmott Dixon, the Homes and Communities Agency, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and the County Council. I look forward to us all returning for the actual Opening Ceremony itself later in the year.
Local Councillor Sara Doughty said: “The scheme will give older people greater independence and control of their lives through purpose built, self-contained apartments, each with its own front door. It is a very real alternative to living in a residential care home.”
Applications are invited from those aged 55 or over with a housing or personal care need and a local connection to the Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council area.
Anyone interested in renting at Oakwood Gardens should contact Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council on 024 7637 6406 or email email@example.com
Anyone interested in shared ownership should contact Housing & Care 21’s sales team on 0345 608 4021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org