Public Information Session for new Fosters Independent Living Development

People living in the Wokingham Borough are invited to drop in to Woodley Library on Tuesday 13 June between 10am and 12pm to find out more about Fosters Independent Living with extra care.

This new scheme for older people replaces the former Fosters Care Home on Fosters Lane, Woodley and is fast-approaching completion. Building work is on schedule and the first apartments are due to be ready for occupation this October.

Wokingham Borough Council’s housing company, Wokingham Housing Limited, is building the scheme for its sister company Loddon Homes Limited, and care will be provided by the Council’s social care company Optalis.

On 13 June people will be able to meet representatives from Wokingham Borough Council, Loddon Homes and Optalis at Woodley Library to talk about the scheme and find out more about the care provision that will be provided. When complete, the scheme will consist of 34 self-contained apartments, all with a private balcony or ground floor terrace and will have communal facilities for all residents including two lounges and a kitchen and dining room.

The apartments will allow older people to live independently in the security and privacy of their own home, with additional support and care staff available if needed.

Bill Flood, Managing Director of Wokingham Housing Limited said, “This information session on 13 June is an opportunity for members of the local community to find out more about Fosters Independent Living and the extra care that will be provided at the scheme. It will also give people a face to face chance to ask questions, express their interest in living in the development and learn about the nominations process that will be involved”.

People can find out more information and see current progress of the development on the time-lapse video featured on the Wokingham Housing website,