On Friday, after accompanying Wirral West MP, Esther McVey to a morning assembly at Weatherhead School, at which she talked of her inspirational ‘bookazine’ “If Chloe Can’ and in my capacity as Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, I went along to the official opening of Willow Bank, the new Housing 21 extra care facility for older people based in Gorsey Lane.
The Mayor and his consort were present, and I also met up with Cllr Denis Knowles and local campaigner, Geoff Dormand. After the usual speeches and a lovely buffet lunch, those who wished to, were given a guided tour of the complex. It is clear that no expense has been spared and the individual flats are state of the art with everything an older person would need. Speaking to the residents, they spoke as one in saying they are extremely happy to have ended up in such a great complex with caring staff and tremendous neighbours. This really is a facility and more importantly a community to be proud of.