A £7MILLION extra care facility in Chelmsley Wood for the elderly has been opened by Solihull’s mayor.
Solihull Community Housing staged a special ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of Saxon Court, a 51-unit state of the art development.
Solihull Mayor, Coun Flo Nash, said: “Providing supportive accommodation that meets the needs of older people is a priority for all local authorities. Saxon Court is exactly the type of facility we need and I hope the residents enjoy living there.”
The apartments have their own kitchen and wet room, and the open plan ground floor is designed to encourage communal living.
A wellbeing co-ordinator will promote a range of activities designed to forge a thriving Saxon Court community.
Residents will also have a hair salon, beauty room and hobby room on offer to them.
Fiona Hughes, chief executive of Solihull Community Housing, said: “Saxon Court is a wonderful building which we are all very proud of.
“The first residents to move in already feel at home and once the building is fully occupied by March it will become a vibrant hub of activity with residents at the centre of everything that takes place.”