Bexley Council investing £850,000 into sheltered housing for older people

Bexley councillor for adult services, Chris Taylor.

Bexley councillor for adult services, Chris Taylor.

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BEXLEY Council is investing £850,000 into six new rehabilitation flats for older people in Crayford.

Wolsey House in Wolsey Close currently has six long term residents and now the council has purchased the block from housing association Hexagon.

The other six flats will be refurbished to house older people who come out of hospital and who would otherwise need care packages at home.

Councillor Chris Taylor, cabinet member for adult services, told the News Shopper he couldn't reveal how much the council had paid because it was "commercially sensitive information".

He said: "I am very pleased that we have been able to buy up this facility and use it for the good to help older people in our borough. The people living in the block now have a much more certain future."

The first £600,000 that the council is investing will go into the cost of running of the facility and the other £250,000 given in a grant from the government's Community Capacity Fund will go into buying the building and doing the refurbishments.

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11:38am Tue 25 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Chris Taylor should spend a score then on a hair cut.
Chris Taylor should spend a score then on a hair cut. Gypo.Joe
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9:40am Wed 26 Feb 14

dizzy13 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Chris Taylor should spend a score then on a hair cut.
And maybe a new wardrobe, that jacket is a bit modern for a Tory?
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Chris Taylor should spend a score then on a hair cut.[/p][/quote]And maybe a new wardrobe, that jacket is a bit modern for a Tory? dizzy13
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