Councillors praise schemes to help young and elderly

Councillors praise schemes to help young and elderly

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Lucy Golding

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Councillors praise schemes to help young and elderly

Schemes to help the young, the elderly and those looking to buy new homes were amongst the ideas approved and championed at the Royal Borough Cabinet in meeting in Windsor's Guidhall last night.

Councillors discussed and approved a continuation of the Social Care Efficiency Programme which aims to give the elderly in Windsor and Maidenhead more freedom to make choices concerning their futures as well a strong focus on helping them maintain their independence.

There was also discussion concerning the next phases of development for Royal Borough’s youth services and their target to increase council youth facilities, seen by Cllr Phillip Bicknell (Con. Park) to be 'heading in the right direction,' and was also approved with resounding positivity.

A shared ownership scheme for first time buyers, jointly set up by the Royal Borough and Housing Solutions, which also aims to help injured members of the armed forces was praised by Cllr David Coppinger (Con. Bray) as "one of the best things being done for the residents of the Royal Borough."

An update on the progress of the community action plan to improve Dedworth was also touched upon following on from a consultation with residents over ways they would like to see improvements in their town, with approval for the good work to continue. 

It was described by Councillor M.J Saunders (Con. Bisham and Cookham) as the "Royal Borough doing what the Royal Borough does best."

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