Wootton Bassett extra care scheme officially opens
A ceremony has marked the official opening of our new £5.8million extra care scheme in Wootton Bassett.
Dairy View, a new extra care scheme in the town, was completed last year and has since welcomed its first residents.
The scheme in Cloatley Crescent, named because it is on the former St Ivel factory site which closed in 2003, is comprised of 48 self-contained and modern one and two-bedroom apartments for rent, with support and care services on site.
The development was built by Bouygues UK on behalf of Housing & Care 21 in partnership with Wiltshire Council and received a Homes & Communities Agency grant of £820,000 as well as a local authority contribution of £300,000.
Kris Peach, our director of extra care, said: “These extra care apartments allow older people to maintain their independence, socialise with others and be part of a community and have access to flexible care facilities on site should they need them.”
Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said: “Dairy View will provide fantastic and welcoming accommodation alongside high-quality support and care services. This scheme is a wonderful example of what can be achieved through positive partnership working and I’m sure it will benefit residents in the local area and across Wiltshire for many years to come.”
Maggie Rae, Wiltshire Council corporate director, said: “This new scheme underlines our commitment to give older residents in Wiltshire the opportunity to live as independently as possible, with access to support when is needed and will provide a real sense of community for all the residents living there.”
Dairy View offers communal facilities including a coffee bar serving hot food, hair salon, residents’ lounge and laundry room, as well as landscaped gardens.
It has been designed to meet the needs of all older people with each flat designed to full mobility standard. All flats have level access showers and access from the bedroom directly to the bathroom which will allow for future hoists if required. This means older people with very high care needs can continue to live independently at home with support when it is needed.