After Margaret had surgery, she was able to stay with Lynda at her Housing 21 apartment while recuperating thanks to the support from the Care Team at the scheme.
“The team here were fantastic following my surgery,” said Margaret. “They gave me special permission to stay with Lynda for a couple of weeks while I recovered. At the time I was living alone, so it was reassuring for both of us, knowing that Lynda would be there to keep an eye on me.”
Margaret’s stay was so positive that when a flat became available she decided to join her daughter at the Extra Care scheme and move in permanently.
“I was living in a house but following my surgery, I decided to look for somewhere that was adapted to my health needs,” said Margaret.
“This scheme was the ideal place, and I already had a sense of what living at the scheme would be like both from Lynda’s experience and my own short stay.”
Her daughter Lynda moved into the scheme after searching for a property locally that could accommodate her wheelchair.
“Living here has enhanced my life,” said Lynda.
“It’s completely accessible which means I can get around with ease and take part in any of the activities happening. There is always something going on at the scheme, but my favourite activity is art therapy.
“From the moment I arrived, everyone was friendly. When I walked past the communal area on my first day, residents waved at me which made me feel welcome.”
Extra Care offers independent living with access to on-site care if and when you need it. Living in your own self-contained, fully accessible and modern home enables you to maintain your independence whilst benefiting from optional care and support packages.
Private and self-contained, our retirement apartments are designed to allow you to live independently within a community setting. Pets are more than welcome too!
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Ian, Extra Care
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