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    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    Hats off to Tenants at Watling Court

    The Easter Bunny dropped by to Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme last week and inspired the tenants to get creative and make some special Easter bonnets.   With the Easter weekend only a few days away, tenants at Watling Court got into the spirit of spring and spent a morning decorating their very own Easter […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Gravesend Extra Care tenants delighted to bring Border Collie to new home

    Gravesend Extra Care tenants delighted to bring Border Collie to new home

    Dave and Gillian Sayer, new tenants at Watling Court in Gravesend, were delighted they could bring their border collie of seven years, Rusty, to their new extra care apartment.   Moving into their new home, an extra care housing scheme with 56 apartments for over 55s, Dave and Gillian thought they might have to rehome […]

    13th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Extra Care resident shares stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector

    Extra Care resident shares stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector

    Edna Neilson, a tenant at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme, shared her stories of her time spent working as a bomb inspector during World War Two.   Well-known amongst colleagues for her exceptional eyesight, Edna spent her teenage years inspecting faulty bombs for Vickers Armstrong in Newcastle. Recently, she was joined by the scheme’s […]

    1st March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    Shaw healthcare expands healthcare provision in Poole

    One of the UK’s leading healthcare providers will start providing home care at three of Borough of Poole’s extra care facilities. Shaw healthcare will be providing over 1500 hours of care to residents at Borough of Poole’s extra care services – Trinidad, Delphis and Belmont. Shaw was recently selected through an open tender process to […]

    27th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    Love is in the air for Gravesend Tenants’ tea dance

    Love is in the air for Gravesend Tenants’ tea dance

    Love was in the air at Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme on Valentine’s Day when tenants got together for a themed afternoon tea celebration.   Tenants of the Ifield Way extra care housing scheme gathered in the communal lounge for an afternoon of romantic themed fun. With nostalgic music filling the background and lots […]

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    School pupils join Rapport Housing & Care to officially open extra care housing scheme

    School pupils join Rapport Housing & Care to officially open extra care housing scheme

    Guests gathered at Rosewell House Extra Care Housing Scheme in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge on Thursday 18th January, to celebrate the launch of the show flat.   Anne Lisa and Jemima, year 8 pupils at Weald of Kent Grammar School who chose the name for the scheme, joined Carol Cox, who has reserved the first apartment, […]

    30th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

    Topping out takes place at extra care housing in Larkfield

    Lawson House, The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s extra care housing scheme in Martin Square, Larkfield, reached a key milestone in the development last week, as the final roof tiles were fitted.   As its spring 2018 completion date approaches, the charity’s new Martin Square extra care housing scheme reached a key milestone in the development last week, […]

    13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

    Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

    Almost 100 years on since marking the end of the Great War, residents at an Extra Care Housing estate in Stifford Clays, Essex have welcomed a new colourful display to help commemorate Remembrance Day.   The display, which has been made for older residents at Hanover Housing Association’s Elizabeth Gardens development, is thanks to the […]

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    New extra care scheme opens its doors in Peterborough

    New extra care scheme opens its doors in Peterborough

    Lapwing Apartments has opened its doors to welcome its first residents following completion of the £9 million new development in Orton Brimbles. The 54 apartment extra care scheme, provided by Cross Keys Homes, is exclusively for over 55s providing community living with on-site care support, offering the perfect balance of independence and peace of mind. […]

    26th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Abbeyfield Kent Society to redevelop care home as extra care housing scheme

    Abbeyfield Kent Society to redevelop care home as extra care housing scheme

    The Abbeyfield Kent Society, a not for profit care provider and housing association, will be closing The Dynes Residential Care Home in Nightingale Road, Kemsing, with plans to redevelop the property as extra care housing.   Citing undersized rooms, the need for modernisation and viability as issues within the home, the Society has made a […]

    9th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    £2m extra care grant scheme will support older people in Cumbria

    £2m extra care grant scheme will support older people in Cumbria

    Improving the lives and wellbeing of older people in Cumbria took another exciting step forward with the launch of Cumbria County Council’s new £2 million Extra Care Housing Grant Award scheme. The programme aims to attract innovative solutions to help Cumbria County Council deliver on extra care housing solutions across the county.   Cllr Peter […]

    12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Extra care housing development combats loneliness

    Extra care housing development combats loneliness

    An extra care housing development in Clapton Common known for its high quality apartments and health and wellbeing activities for the over 55’s is combatting loneliness and isolation with a new befriending initiative. Hanover Housing Association has joined forces with the Compassionate Neighbours Project at Limetree Court to help bring joy to the lives of […]

    21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

    Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

    Fiona Gardens, Trafford Housing Trust’s Extra Care scheme in Sale, has opened a new ‘Reminiscence Room’ to help tackle dementia which affects over 850,000 people in the UK.  Transporting residents back in time, the Reminiscence Room replicates a 1950’s living room and is designed to provide a familiar space where people living with dementia can […]

    13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

    One Housing opens first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London

    One Housing’s first Season-branded extra care scheme outside London, Rosebank Park, opened in Essex on Thursday 22 June. The pioneering £11 million development in Harwich is the first of One Housing’s current wave of expansion into older people’s housing and care outside London. Rosebank Park offers 70 high quality apartments for local people aged 55 […]

    30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
    Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

    Herefordshire care scheme raises over £400 for charity

    A care facility in Ledbury welcomed the Malvern Male Voice Choir to perform for its residents, raising over £400 for a local charity.   Residents and guests at Leadon Bank Extra Care Housing enjoyed an hour-long performance from the choir last Thursday (18 May), which included amusing solo pieces and three poetry readings based on […]

    26th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cross Keys Care helps Peterborough resident celebrate 100th birthday

    Cross Keys Care helps Peterborough resident celebrate 100th birthday

    Cross Keys Homes has helped Kingfisher Court resident, Kathleen Johnson, celebrate her 100th birthday with a surprise party.   Kathleen moved into Peterborough’s Kingfisher Court, from Western super Mere in June last year in order to be close to her family. She celebrated her birthday with her close family, and the following day enjoyed a […]

    25th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Extra care residents bowled over

    Extra care residents bowled over

    With some time to spare on a drizzly afternoon, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme set up a bowling alley in the home and enjoyed an afternoon of fun.   Tenants of the Ifield Way scheme were in a league of their own this week, when they got together to avoid a grey […]

    15th May 2017 | By | Reply More
    Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

    Cardiff nursing home transfers into new ownership

      Residents and staff at a Cardiff nursing home are looking forward to the future, following the completion of a transfer of ownership.   Ty Coch nursing home, on Station Road in Llanishen, has become the latest addition to the portfolio of health, social care and affordable housing schemes run by Linc Cymru (Linc) in […]

    25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

    Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

    Residents at a local Bradford Extra Care estate were treated to an Indian musical masterclass when the QED Foundation (QED) visited the Dove Court development as part of its musical memories initiative.   The young-at-heart occupants of the Hanover Housing Association property couldn’t believe their eyes and ears when they were greeted by the delightfully […]

    19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
    South Manchester extra care facility completes

    South Manchester extra care facility completes

    Village 135, an innovative £18 million extra care scheme providing accommodation for residents 55 and over, in Wythenshawe is now complete.  Designed in the style of a high-end residential development, Village 135 is split across two sides of Hollyhedge Road and is connected via a glass bridge. Linking the two buildings together allows residents to easily […]

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