New apartments are first of their kind for Shrewsbury
31 March 2017
Withywood,off Ellesmere Road, is the sixth innovative scheme to be developed by The Wrekin Housing Trust and Choices under their ShireLiving name and the first of its type to offer affordably rented apartments in Shropshire (outside of Telford and Wrekin).
The state-of-the-art complex has created much-needed homes to meet the demands of an ageing population and offers peace of mind and security to those looking for a hassle-free retirement, providing smart and stylish accommodation and security from 24-hour staff who offer flexible care and support if required.
Scheme Manager Heather Skelton says: “It’s great to see our first residents moving into their apartments and the building come to life. Both residents and neighbours from the local area are enjoying using the café to meet with friends and grab a meal or coffee. Withywood already has a great community feel and we’re extending this by making connections in the local area. Our onsite staff are available 24/7 which gives people the reassurance they need to live independently.”
Thelma Traveller, 89, and has recently moved to Shrewsbury from North Wales to be closer to her daughter. Thelma says; “It’s beautiful here. The staff are just lovely. It’s great to live near to my daughter but I’m completely independent form her. We enjoy meeting up and going out for lunch and I can also catch the bus into town to do my own things. You can be as private as you like here but also mix with your neighbours and enjoy events like last week’s evening when a Ukulele band played. It’s reassuring to know that if something were to happen there will be someone to help me and it’s good to have care and support available too if I need to use it in the future.”
Managing Director for The Wrekin Housing Trust, Wayne Gethings, says: “By 2030 there will be over 100,000 people in Shropshire over the age of 65 and we will also see a rise of 86% in people aged over 85. Withywood is an example of our commitment to build quality, purpose designed homes that make our lives easier to manage as we get older and will be joined by schemes in Oswestry and Bicton later this year. Our developments in Staffordshire and Telford have been very successful and proved very popular. ”
There are still a few apartments remaining and for information call 01952 217306.