RESIDENTS at an independent living scheme in Wokingham have been celebrating its first birthday with a visit from the Mayor.

The residents from the Fosters independent living scheme in Woodley were joined by the Mayor of Wokingham Borough, John Kaiser, and The Deputy Mayor of Wokingham, Bill Soane.

Fosters is an independent living scheme for older people and opened in January last year.

The celebrations included cream tea, a birthday cake and a musical performance from Mack Entertainment.

Cllr John Kaiser, the Mayor of Wokingham Borough, said: “Fosters has always been a big success story for Wokingham Borough, so many parties were involved in making this development happen and it is great to see that a year on the success keeps building.

“The residents that I have met continue to be happy in their homes and the care that they receive from Optalis, and we can’t ask for anything more than that,”

Wokingham Housing, Wokingham Borough Council and Optalis who provide care services all worked collectively on the housing project.

Brain Hornhill, a resident who has been living at Fosters since it opened is happy with the development.

He said: “We have had a fantastic afternoon celebrating and listening to the lovely music.

“I am very happy to be living at Fosters, there is a great team of carers and what’s best is the community that lives here and the friends that I have made.”

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