Dunstan Court: First look at new homes for the elderly

May 30, 2003 12:00 AM

With just three months to go before the opening of Dunstan Court, residents have just got their first glimpse of a brand new sheltered housing scheme.

At a topping out ceremony today, residents moved out of the old Wulfstan Court were at the event to see what their new homes will look like. A show flat has just opened on the site and they got a first look at the new scheme.

According to Cllr Amanda Taylor in whose ward Dunstan Court is situated:

"After campaigning for many years to improve the standard of housing for the elderly, I am delighted that these new high quality homes are almost ready".

The brand new flats will replace what Cllr Taylor once called, "Cambridge's oldest and draughtiest sheltered housing scheme". She may be remembered for taking up the challenge to live for a week in one of the old run-down flats in 1997. "They were impossible to heat  a real danger to old people. But when we came into power in 2000, I was determined to do something about Wulfstan Court", says Cllr Taylor.

Alan Baker, another Queen Edith¹s councillor agrees: "Having seen the show flat, I am delighted that Dunstan Court will provide wonderful sheltered accommodation, and with its solar heating panel and its management of rain water it is an environmentally sensitive development. All those concerned  the City Council, the Housing Corporation and Cambridge Housing Society, together with Jackson Construction  deserve our congratulations and thanks."

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