Show apartment opens its doors at new Extra Care development in Didcot

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Posted 04 August 2022

A stylish show apartment is now open at Poppy Meadows, allowing potential residents to get a feel for the new Extra Care scheme in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Bedroom at the Poppy Meadows show apartment

Pictured: The bedroom in the Poppy Meadows show apartment

Poppy Meadows will consist of 80 stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments for over 55s, with an on-site care team available to provide tailored support for residents that need it.  

Prospective residents will now get the opportunity to visit the Extra Care scheme and enjoy a private tour of the show apartment and hear about the range of communal facilities also in the scheme. 

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 Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. 

Susan Wells, New Homes Sales Manager at Housing 21, said: “We are delighted to open our new show apartment and we can’t wait to start welcoming the local community to view their potential future home. Poppy Meadows has been designed with residents in mind and will provide much-needed homes for the people of Didcot, enabling older people to live independently in a beautiful community setting.” 

Councillor Tim Bearder, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care at Oxfordshire County Council, said: “Good quality housing with care is a vital component of the Oxfordshire health and wellbeing strategy, with the ultimate aim of enabling people to live and age well.  

“Poppy Meadows will support people to live as independently as possible, for as long as possible, in their own self-contained flat, providing a safe, comfortable, happy environment in which they can live well within, and be a part of their community.” 

Cllr Judy Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development and Infrastructure at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “We’re very pleased that Poppy Meadows has opened to help bring new affordable extra care homes to our district. The apartments and facilities are impressive and being in a central location on Great Western Park, residents will be able to lead independent lives in the full knowledge they have extra support should they need it.” 

All apartments are designed to provide fully accessible facilities for residents, including quality fitted kitchens, level access showers and specialist flooring to reduce slip hazards. Not forgetting the wide range of communal facilities that will be accessible too such as the on-site café/bistro, activity room, hair salon, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director at Deeley Group, said: “We’ve made fantastic progress on the development in recent months and the opening of the show home is a major milestone. 

“The Extra Care scheme is the latest in our ever-strengthening partnership with Housing 21. This partnership extends to the project and design teams which enable us to provide a high-quality facility to a strict programme.” 

The build is ahead of schedule with the first residents hoped to move in from late November 2022. 

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