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Elderly residents in Ascot got some extra sparkle this Christmas

Published: 30 Dec 2013 19:300 comments

A NEW gazebo has brought some Christmas cheer to residents in Ascot.

L-R: Carol McCall, chairwoman of the Thames Area Panel, Pat Bargent, Jean Underwood, Irene Jones, Fedora Munt, independent living officer for Radian and Gemma Stephenson, community development officer for Radian.

Residents at Castleman House in Queen’s Road, a part of Radian’s Independent Living Scheme, have had the facility permanently fitted in the home’s communal garden.

It was officially opened on December 16, with the £3,000 project also including a ramp to the gazebo and patio from the house allow disabled residents access.

The project was funded by the Thames Area Panel, a group of Radian residents which delegates funding for a variety of local causes.

Fedora Munt, independent living officer for Radian, said: “The residents are very happy with the gazebo. It means that they can now sit out in the garden under the shade, which they have been asking for some time now.

“It was nice to be able to do something that they would benefit from.”

Radian provides around 20,000 affordable homes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex, and Wiltshire, and provides care and support to 540 households across the South East.

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