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Public Information Session for new Fosters Independent Living Development

People living in the Wokingham Borough are invited to drop in to Woodley Library on Thursday 3 November between 10am and 2pm to find out more about Fosters Independent Living.

Over recent months significant progress has been made in building this new scheme for older people. It replaces the former Fosters Care Home on Fosters Lane, Woodley.

Wokingham Borough Council’s housing company, Wokingham Housing Limited, is building the scheme, and care will be provided by the Council’s social care company Optalis.

On 3 November people will be able to meet representatives from Wokingham Borough Council, Wokingham Housing Limited and Optalis at Woodley Library to talk about the scheme and find out more about the care provision that will be provided.

When complete, the scheme will consist of 34 self-contained apartments, all with a private balcony or private ground floor terrace and will have communal facilities for all residents including two lounges and a kitchen and dining room. The apartments will allow older people to live independently in the security and privacy of their own home, with additional facilities and care staff available if needed.

Bill Flood, Managing Director of Wokingham Housing Limited said, “This information session on 3 November is an opportunity for members of the local community to find out more about Fosters Independent Living, it will also give people a face to face chance to ask questions, express their interest in living in the development and learn about the nominations process that will be involved”.

Construction of the Fosters Development is due to be completed in October 2017.

People can find out more information and see current progress of the development on the time-lapse video featured here