Housing 21’s first Extra Care scheme launches in Didcot

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Posted 26 May 2022

Poppy Meadows will enable over 55s in Didcot, Oxfordshire to live independently with access to an on-site care team.

Housing 21 employees at the Poppy Meadows launch event

Pictured left to right: Susan Wells, Emma Taylor, Sharron Haines, Kim Bethray (Housing 21 employees)

The new Extra Care scheme hosted a successful launch event at the District Community Centre, just across the road from the development, with firm interest being shown by prospective residents.

Poppy Meadows will consist of 80 stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments with a care team available 24/7 offering tailored support for residents that need it.

The scheme is being delivered by Housing 21, a national leading provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Midlands-based developer Deeley Construction and Vale of White Horse District Council, supported by the £2.4 million Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal.

The development is currently being built and is anticipating opening their show apartment and marketing suite in August 2022.

Susan Wells, New Homes Sales Manager at Housing 21, said: “We’re very pleased with how the build is coming along, and it was great to meet with prospective residents at our launch event held at the local community centre. Now we’ll look forward to getting the show apartment ready to show future residents around in early August.”

Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director at Deeley Group, said: “It’s fantastic to hear of the excitement from prospective residents at what will be a state-of-the-art Extra Care scheme providing vital homes to people in Didcot.

“We’re proud to be continuing our strong partnership with Housing 21 on this development. Poppy Meadows is being delivered to the highest standard and we are certain that residents will love living here when it is completed.”

All apartments have been designed and are being built to high quality standards to provide fully accessible facilities for residents. Residents can expect quality fitted kitchens, level access showers and specialist flooring to reduce slip hazards, in addition to living in an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC C) status property.

There will also be a range of communal facilities including a residents’ lounge and gardens, as well as a café/bistro and an on-site hair salon that will be available for use by the wider local community too.

Find out more about Poppy Meadows

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