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Labour provides extra care for pensioners


Earlier this month Matt Rodda was pleased to visit Cedar Court, Reading's first first new council housing in 25 years.

Elderly residents will be able to enjoy art classes, a restaurant and a roof garden in new extra care sheltered council accommodation which opened this autumn.

The Cedar Court scheme on the old Avenue School site off Basingstoke Road is the first new council housing available in Reading for 25 years and will provide 40 flats for elderly people in need of extra support.

The quality of the service and accommodation is far higher than traditional homes or sheltered housing and aims to help older people remain independent for longer.

Rachel Eden, Reading Borough's lead councillor for adult social care, said: “The residents of Cedar Court will be able to combine independence and a fulfilling active life with support as and when they need it.”

Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for Reading East Matt Rodda added: “ It’s very important that older people and other residents get a fair deal and this fantastic new housing will really help.” 

Reading’s Labour council has announced plans to build 250 council houses in Reading over the next five years and 1,000 extra houses in total. Conservative councillors have refused to support the plans.  



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