An £8.3 million Extra Care Housing estate in Slough, which prides itself on improving the health and wellbeing of older people, has celebrated its 10th birthday.
To mark the occasion, Mayor of Slough Councillor Paul Sohal joined the residents of Hanover Housing Association’s Northampton Place for afternoon tea and a game of indoor bowls, as they celebrated the milestone.
Opened in July 2008, Northampton Place is managed in partnership with Slough Borough Council. It provides a living environment for people who wish to retain their independence for as long as possible, but who may need help and support on a regular basis.
Each of the 56 Extra Care properties come with high quality living facilities, including a fitted kitchen, level access shower, and energy efficient gas, heating and hot water systems. Residents are also supported by an experienced on-site care team and Hanover on Call, a 24/7 response service which provides additional security for handling their needs.
Hanover resident, 76-year-old Mavis Dickson, said: ‘Since downsizing from my three bedroom house seven years ago I have never looked back. I enjoy all of the activities that take place here each week, and, coupled with a fantastic care and support team, there is no place I would rather live. I would like to thank Mayor Sohal for attending today and for letting me win the bowling match.’
In addition to the on-site facilities, residents can take part in regular exercise and wellbeing sessions delivered by support assistant Michelle Harker. This includes activities such as games afternoons, chair-based exercise classes, quiz afternoons and bingo.
Steff Turton, Regional Director for Hanover said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Northampton Place and are extremely proud that it has become an important part of the local community. This was the first Extra Care Housing development of its kind in the borough, to cater for older people who need a bit more help and support but at the same time wish to maintain their independence.’