New lifts for sheltered housing units

Published Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Moat Lodge residents in Cranleigh are delighted as 101 year old resident, Marge Paris, cuts the ribbon on their new lifts. New lifts have also been installed at Dower House Milford and Chantrys Court, Farnham.

Moat Lodge residents in Cranleigh are delighted as 101 year old  resident, Marge Paris,  cuts the ribbon on their new lifts. Councillor Carole King, Waverley’s Portfolio Holder for Housing said: “It was such a pleasure to spend the morning with such a happy group of tenants who really love their home.”

New lifts have also been installed at Dower House Milford and Chantrys Court, Farnham.

Waverley has eight Sheltered Housing units for residents over 60. All the homes are kept up to scratch via Waverley’s programme of planned maintenance, which includes everything from improvements to kitchens and bathrooms to external works.

Resident Rose Gravett said: " The lift is smashing - nice and bright and the chap who fitted it is fantastic - he worked really hard."

Ann Gargaro said:  "I am delighted it's a very modern lift with a nice soft seat."

Dee Carter said:  " We realised how much we missed the lift while the new one was being fitted. It's a godsend."

Councillor Carole King said: "Sheltered housing offers an opportunity for older people to downsize their home and frees up property that can be used by growing  families. This in turn helps to alleviate the shortage of family homes.  As well as being fully maintained by the council, the properties are more secure, more sociable and easier to manage than the larger properties many older residents relocate from."

Anyone 60 years or over can be considered for Sheltered Housing. They will need to  join Waverley's Housing Register to apply.

More information is available www.waverley.gov.uk/shelteredhousing
 

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