Sheltered scheme open day

BRANCHES OUT TO THE COMMUNITY' 'Local tenants were happy to take up an invitation from Sheffield Homes to attend an open day at Cherry Tree Common sheltered scheme at Nether Edge last week. Mr and Mrs Sayles discussing sheltered housing options with Sheltered Housing Officer Kelly Pearce
BRANCHES OUT TO THE COMMUNITY' 'Local tenants were happy to take up an invitation from Sheffield Homes to attend an open day at Cherry Tree Common sheltered scheme at Nether Edge last week. Mr and Mrs Sayles discussing sheltered housing options with Sheltered Housing Officer Kelly Pearce
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ELDERLY people looking for a new home were invited to have a look around a Sheffield sheltered scheme.

Sheffield Homes held the event at Cherry Tree Common, Nether Edge.

Sheltered schemes are available to people aged 60 and over, or who have a mobility priority, offering a range of services to help them live independently with the added security of having someone to call on in emergencies.

Each of the 31 schemes in the city has communal facilities, such as a shared lounge, laundry and garden.

Residents can enjoy regular social events and group activities to learn new skills and make new friends.

During the open day at Cherry Tree Common, tenants were given a presentation and were able to visit one of the flats in the scheme to see what the accommodation offers.

Throughout the day, staff were on hand to answer questions about housing options and to discuss the range of services sheltered housing can offer to help older people live independently.

Rhian Owen, Sheltered Housing Manager at Sheffield Homes, said: “We’ve all been looking forward to the open day and it’s great to see so many people have shown an interest.

“This is an important and useful event that should help to spread the word about sheltered housing and the services available to older people in the area.

“We are passionate about enhancing the life choices of our residents and our aim is to help our tenants be as independent as possible.”