Shire Blog

13/02/2015 - Chasewood nears completion

As everything is nearing completion at the innovative groundbreaking £12 million partnership project in Cannock, representatives and guests from The Wrekin Housing Group, Staffordshire County Council and the NHS have visited to see progress today.

The scheme incorporates the brand new Chasewood extra care scheme, Woodland View a respite care facility for people with learning disabilities, Alderwood Medical Practise and a community facility with restaurant called the Longford Centre.

Chasewood, part of the ShireLiving brand, the partnership between The Wrekin Housing Trust and Choices Housing, will enable older people to maintain their independence for as long as possible, whilst also providing care and support when needed.

The extra care scheme, or flexi-care as it is sometimes known, has been made possible by the £6.5 million invested by The Wrekin Housing Trust, £1.2 million from the Homes and Communities Agency and £300,000 from the Staffordshire County Council.

The apartments have been designed mainly for people aged 55-plus, as well as younger people who want to live independently but need extra care.

Secretary of State for Transport and ex-Cannock County and district councillor Patrick McLoughlin officially opened the overall scheme today along with Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins.

Jean Teichmann, Head of Development at The Wrekin Housing Trust said "This development is a great example of what partners can achieve for the local community by working together. Our Shire Living schemes are proving to be very popular, and Chasewood is no exception."

If you’re interested in living at Chasewood, you can find out more and apply here.