New Extra Care scheme launches at former dairy factory site
Dairy View, our new £5.8million Extra Care scheme has launched in Wootton Bassett.
A tree-planting ceremony on Thursday 25 June featuring members of the Royal British Legion marked the official launch of the aptly named scheme.
The scheme in Cloatley Crescent, named because it is on the former St Ivel dairy 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 our behalf, 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: “We’re delighted to launch these 48 new much-needed affordable homes at Dairy View.
“These Extra Care apartments allow older people to maintain their independence, socialise with others and be part of a community and have access to care facilities on site should they need them.”
The event was attended by Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for adult social care.
He 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.”
Mikel Berrebi, Bouygues UK Regional Managing Director, said: “Developments like Dairy View are essential to addressing the lack of suitable housing for the town’s older people; as well as the social isolation that some of the older residents in our communities face on a daily basis. We’re happy to be working with Housing & Care 21 and Wiltshire Council to increase the number of homes available for older people living in the area.”
A show home is now open at the scheme, which also offers communal facilities including a coffee bar serving hot food, hair salon, residents’ lounge and laundry room, as well as landscaped gardens.
All of the apartments in Dairy View are available to rent. Anyone interested in applying should contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 4560 104. To be eligible for an apartment, you will need to be over 55 years old and require housing-related support and/or have a social care need, as well as having a local connection to Wiltshire.