Opening of £4.7 million retirement development in Aldington, Ashford is a piece of cake!

Contributed by editor on May 30, 2017 - 07:55 AM

On his first day in office, the new Mayor of Ashford was the special guest at the official opening of a new £4.7 million retirement scheme in Aldington.


Mayor, Councillor Winston Michael, officially declared Quarry House in Aldington open at a celebration on Friday. There was a cake cutting and unveiling of a plaque in memory of local Councillor Peter Wood, who was instrumental in bringing the development to Ashford.

Run by Housing & Care 21, a leading not-for-profit provider of housing and care services for older people, the scheme in Calleywell Lane features 33 self-contained, modern one and two-bedroom apartments, with support and care services on site. It features a restaurant and salon which are open to the public.

Sharon Williams, Ashford Borough Council’s head of housing, said: “The council recognises the need to help older people remain living in rural communities where they have strong local ties. Using our specialist housing exception site policy allowed this development to come forward and I am pleased that priority is being given to older people with a local connection to Aldington and Bonnington. The council has made some of its own land available for this project to Housing & Care21 on a long lease.

“Extra care accommodation plays such a vital role. It enables people to maintain their independence and have their own home with their own front door. Every aspect of a resident’s wellbeing is taken into account, giving them an excellent quality of life, and this complements the scheme at Chamberlain Manor and our own dementia-friendly scheme at Farrow Court.”

Top Photo: The cake cutting ceremony

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