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Sheffield councillor Isobel Bowler was given a warm welcome when she paid a visit to Sheffield Homes’ award-winning sheltered scheme, Newton Croft.
The Cabinet Advisor for Housing and Regeneration was there to see for herself why the scheme is so special to its tenants.
Residents at Newton Croft, Woodhouse, nominated their scheme for the Elderly Accommodation Council awards and it won silver for the best UK retirement scheme 2011.
Coun Bowler enjoyed chatting with the residents who spoke about the activities on offer and how much they enjoy living in the scheme.
Coun Bowler also dropped in to have a cuppa with Alma Hill, who showed off her flat which has recently undergone refurbishment work as part of the Decent Homes programme.
The flat also features in the Sheffield Homes promotional DVD ‘What Sheltered Housing means to me’, which promotes independent living for older people.
Coun Bowler said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the residents of Newton Croft and can see why they are so proud of their scheme.
“The Decent Homes work has made a vast improvement to the properties and the excellent services provided at the scheme have made such a difference to people’s lives.
“Providing first rate housing services is the key to making Sheffield a great place to live.”