Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, has visited Windsor Court, a retirement complex of 35 one- and two-bedroom apartments and bungalows, situated close to Reading town centre and run by Housing 21.
Housing 21 is a leading non-for-profit provider of retirement living and extra care properties, with more than 14,500 retirement living properties across the whole of England. The organisation operates four sites in Reading West: Gordon Palmer Court; Orchard Court; Southcote Lodge; and Windsor Court.
During his visit to Windsor Court, Alok had the chance to hear from residents about how the community of residents had supported one another through the Covid-19 pandemic. He also met with Housing 21 employees, and discussed the Government’s plans for improving the supply of specialist housing.
“It was a pleasure to meet the residents of Windsor Court and to see first-hand some of the work that Housing 21 has been doing to modernise its existing properties. It was good to discuss the recent work carried out to improve Windsor Court’s energy efficiency with the aim of ensuring that the properties are more affordable to heat.”
Commenting to Alok shortly after the event, Housing 21 Chief Executive, Bruce Moore, said:
“Thank you to Alok for taking time to visit Windsor Court. Your visit was very well received by residents and the interest you showed in Housing 21 and our commitment to improve housing for older people of modest means as well as our environmental commitments was greatly appreciated.”
Photo: Alok with Housing 21 Chief Executive, Bruce Moore, Leasehold Court Manager, Peter Allinson, and Windsor Court residents