Built by Wokingham Borough Council’s development company Wokingham Housing (WHL), this Woodley scheme is a cornerstone in the council’s commitment to provide the very best living choices for older people in the borough.
It has 34 one-bed affordable rent apartments, each with a double bedroom, an open plan kitchen and living area, ensuite wet rooms and a private terrace or balcony; as well as access to all the communal facilities, including two lounges, a restaurant and landscaped gardens.
It was officially opened by the Worshipful Mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr John Kaiser. Cllr Kaiser is also a sitting non-executive director on the board of Loddon Homes which now owns the development and is landlord to the new residents living there.
Cllr Kaiser was joined by representatives from across the Council, WHL, Homes England, Loddon Homes and Optalis as care provider for the scheme.
Following the opening, Cllr Kaiser was invited into the home of Rita Sheppard, one of the first tenants to move in. Rita asked to move to Fosters because she was aware that she would need additional care support to maintain her independence for as long as possible.
“I was delighted to meet Rita and see her actually living in her home,” said Cllr Kaiser. “It’s only when you meet residents like Rita face to face that you get to see the real positive impact schemes like Fosters can have.
“Fosters marks a milestone achievement for the borough council and its companies Wokingham Housing and Loddon Homes. This has all been possible by us coming together and working hard.”
Find out about Fosters and all Loddon Homes schemes by visiting its website or telephone (0118) 908 8479.