New Extra Care development name inspired by aspirin

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Progress on a new Extra Care Living development in Chipping Norton is pushing forwards following new government guidelines. 

The new Housing 21 development for people over the age of 55 is under construction on Russell Way. Progress has now been made on the name of the scheme, which is set to be ‘Willow Gardens’ after developers took inspiration from Edward Stone who experimented with willow bark and discovered Aspirin in Chipping Norton in the 1700s.

cg render of chipping norton development

The new scheme near Chipping Norton Health Centre, which is being developed by Housing 21 in partnership with West Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Council, will provide 80 one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. The development will offer people over the age of 55 a range of services and facilities including a 24 hour on-site care team for those who need it, a café/bistro, hair salon and communal lounge which is also available to the local community.

"We are honored to be able to name the scheme after the work of inspirational Edward Stone. There really is no better time than the present to celebrate those who have made contributions to the healthcare industry." 

The Extra Care Living development, located off Russell Way is set for completion in Winter 2021/2022. 

Cllr Jeff Haine, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “There is a real demand for this type of property and this development will be a fantastic example of what can be achieved to meet the needs of older people.

“It is fitting that it will be named to reflect the achievements of such a prominent local citizen.”

Councillor Lawrie Stratford, Cabinet Member for Adult & Social Care & Public Health at Oxfordshire County Council said: “We are delighted to be working with Housing 21 and West Oxfordshire Council to provide extra care housing for older people at this location close to the centre of Chipping Norton. Extra care housing provides the opportunity to live independently in your own home but with the security of flexible care and support on site.

“We look forward to commissioning the care services at the development in 2021 ready for the opening of the scheme and to building a community of residents who can live happy, healthy lives at Willow Gardens.”

Lorraine Jenner, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21 said: “We are honored to be able to name the scheme after the work of inspirational Edward Stone. There really is no better time than the present to celebrate those who have made contributions to the healthcare industry. 

“It is great to be able to continue to make progress on this scheme as the impact it will have on people’s lives in the community upon opening is certainly beyond measure.”

Martin Gallagher, Managing Director of Deeley Construction, said: “We are delighted with the progress being made at Willow Gardens which shows the strength of the partnership between all parties involved to deliver this important community asset.”

For more information, visit the page for Willow Gardens.

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