Applications for independent living scheme open following £2 million refurb

Published 11 January 2022

Applications to live at the newly refurbished independent living scheme, Stoney Garth in Wakefield are now open.

The scheme, which has undergone major improvement works to the value of £2 million will be welcoming its first tenants early this year.

The project, carried out by WDH’s own construction team and local contractors, has included a full refurbishment of the building and the surrounding grounds, with additional parking provided. The building has also been fitted with solar panels to increase energy efficiency and has brand new communal spaces including the addition of a hair salon, scooter room and spa room for residents to enjoy. Each of the self-contained apartments have been completely refitted with new wet rooms and kitchens, making them easily accessible for all residents.

As part of its commitment to creating better places to live, WDH has spent millions of pounds refurbishing its existing 34 independent living schemes, which provide safe, comfortable homes for over 1,000 older and vulnerable residents across the Wakefield district.

Mick Walsh, Executive Director of Housing at WDH said: “As a business we have continued to invest in our independent living schemes across the district, ensuring that we create the best and safest possible places for older and vulnerable people to live. In our schemes, the people that live there are very much a part of the community and can receive support to remain independent at home for as long as possible.”

To help promote the scheme, a publicity campaign has been launched featuring current residents of WDH’s other schemes to demonstrate all the benefits of living in a scheme like Stoney Garth.

Mr Tony Peters, a tenant at one of WDH’s schemes, said: “This is my home, where I have everything I want and need in my very own apartment. Since moving in, I’ve been able to carry on with my life as normal just with a little extra support. I might live on my own, but I’m never lonely. Living in a scheme like this means there’s a big friendly community here. You can get involved with lots of different activities like day trips to the seaside, entertainment in the communal lounge or just socialising with your neighbours. I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to maintain their independence and need a little support for peace of mind.”

For more information about living at Stoney Garth or to discuss your eligibility, visit wdh.co.uk/stoneygarth or call 01977 724 449 to speak to a member of our team.


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