Bungalows being built for the elderly

Bungalows being built for the elderly

Five new bungalows designed to house older people in rural locations are being built in Corsley Heath.

We will own and run the properties, which will help older residents remain within their local community, have a home that is energy efficient and cost effective to run, and have suitable accommodation as they become older.

The five bungalows, which are modern, well designed, built to a high standard and able to be adapted, will be ready this summer.

Chuck Berry, cabinet member for housing, said: 

We are committed to providing new affordable homes, and I am particularly delighted we are providing homes for our older residents in rural areas so they can continue to enjoy and be part of their own local communities.

Ensuring older people can stay part of their local community means they will continue to have their support networks around them. As their needs increase in years to come, these bungalows can be adapted and they will be able to stay in their own home close to their friends and loved ones.

The innovative scheme is part of our housing development programme, which will see affordable homes built all over Wiltshire. We are working with local communities to create, own and run the affordable homes for families and elderly residents across the county. These schemes will mean there will be approximately 5,540 Wiltshire Council-owned affordable homes across the county.

Rigg Construction is developing the site in behalf of Wiltshire Council. The Homes and Communities Agency has provided £75,000 towards the cost of the five bungalows.

Residents will be able to move into a further four bungalows in Durrington, while two bungalows are part way through construction in Mere.

For further information regarding the bungalows, please contact Andy Mead on 01225 716672 or via email.

by Hollis Butler,