Residents move into climate-conscious specialist accommodation in Woodley

Loddon Homes is delighted to announce that it has added a newly adapted and refurbished bungalow to its supported living portfolio – the first of its collection to be 100% electric, and gas free


Two local residents with additional support needs will soon be moving into newly refurbished and adapted specialist accommodation in Woodley, provided by Loddon Homes in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council. The Borough Council and Loddon Homes are investing £3.8million in seven properties to provide specialist accommodation for 30 people, which are due to open during the next three months. This includes three bungalows, one house, four two-bed flats and 15 one-bed flats.


The bungalow has been modified to suit the residents’ very specific needs, enabling them to move out of their former accommodation and continue to live independently with dedicated 24-hour care and support.


The refurbishment was carried out by Wokingham Borough Council and is the first of Loddon Homes supported living properties to be fully electric, with heating and hot water supplied by an air source heat pump.


Working with the Council’s Adult Social Services and Strategic Housing team to deliver the new scheme, the bungalow will be owned and managed by Loddon Homes and is part of its wider dedicated provision to increase supported living within the Borough.


As one of five specialist accommodation schemes to be added to its portfolio in the first half of 2022, Loddon Homes is proud to be supporting vulnerable adults in the Wokingham Borough area.


Monni Ryatt, Managing Director of Loddon Homes, said: “Loddon Homes is fortunate to be able to offer supported living for the most vulnerable in the Borough and is continuing to increase its provision by providing more specialist housing that is adapted to the very specific needs of its residents, exceeding the high demand in the area.”


Cllr David Hare, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Loddon Homes to provide much needed, environmentally friendly supported living accommodation in Wokingham Borough. We want to be able to support vulnerable residents with additional support needs to live within the local area, in a home of their own, close to their families and friends. These homes will offer the residents long-term tenancies in a safe and appropriate environment for their needs, with an appropriate level of care available.”