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Work set to begin on apartments for elderly
7:00am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
WORK is set to start this week on 50 new apartments for the elderly in Yarnton.
The extra care housing scheme in Cassington Road will provide one- and two-bedroom homes, a restaurant and hairdressing salon.
It is set to open in 2014.
Housing 21 locality manager Sara Naylor said: “We are delighted to see this exciting development getting under way.
“Extra care housing enables older people to enjoy independent living along with 24-hour care and support on site, making it an excellent alternative to more traditional approaches.”
Arash Fatemian, county council cabinet member for adult services, said: “The vast majority of people want to live as independently for as long as possible, but to do this you need the support and facilities in place.
“Extra care facilities like this one mean that people can continue to have their own homes and take advantage of extra help when they need it.
“To achieve this we have a long-term aim to have more than 900 extra care places in Oxfordshire, and the Yarton project will take us a good way towards that target.”