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Work on a major new development to provide affordable homes for the over 55s has got underway in Cumbrian coastal town of Whitehaven.
Home Group is investing in the region of £2.56m to transform two areas of Whitehaven into new homes for local people. The development is also being part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.
The dynamic city of Bristol is a popular place to work and study - and it also offers some excellent retirement options for older buyers. With superb shopping opportunities, lively night life, lovely countryside on its doorstep, and many major cities within easy striking distance - including Cardiff, London and Birmingham - it's easy to see why Bristol has such wide appeal.
Larkfleet Homes and Keystone Developments have held an opening ceremony of a renovated manor house at The Croft, a lifestyle living development for the over-55s in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
McCarthy & Stone is currently selling the final one-bedroom Later Life apartment at its Strathmore Court development at Kirkton Park in Forfar from £99,950. The buyer who snaps up this home will not just be the owner of a high-specification, purpose-built new retirement property: the purchase will also trigger a one-off £500 charitable donation to Guide Dogs for the Blind.
With a world-famous coastline and a relatively balmy climate by British standards, Dorset is packed with natural beauty and desirable places to live. From trendy contemporary apartments for younger couples to new-build family homes and specialised retirement properties, Dorset currently offers a fantastic portfolio of new developments for different buyers.
Housing association Viridian Housing has unveiled 20 apartments for over-55s in Kidbrooke, southeast London, at Halton Court. Available on a shared ownership basis, these two-bedroom properties have a contemporary design that fits in well with the Kidbrooke Village masterplan of which it is part. The properties are available from £162,500 based on a 50% share of a home with an open-market value of £325,000.
Residents of two Raglan schemes in Nottingham shared their views on changes to government policy regarding care for the elderly with Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP.
Mr Burnham visited retirement developments, Lime Tree Court and Raglan Court, last week along with Lilian Greenwood, the local MP for Nottingham South. They were given a warm welcome by residents and staff who were keen to share their thoughts.
There's an Easter treat in store for visitors to McCarthy & Stone developments in Hamilton, Braehead, Dumfries, Forres and Pitlochry in the run-up to the holiday season.
The Croft, an age-exclusive community in Bourne for those aged 55 years and over, is hosting a special Mother's Day treat for all visitors who bring their mothers to the development on Sunday 10 March.
A refurbished historic manor house located on site - the resident ‘hub' of the new community - will provide a relaxing place for visitors to enjoy a complementary cream cake and a glass of champagne.
Giffnock is the place to be on the 22nd and 23rd February for over-70s and their families! This is when McCarthy & Stone will be holding a Grand Opening at Hilltree Court, Scotland's first Assisted Living development. The Grand Opening will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in finding out more about Assisted Living and seeing how an apartment at Hilltree Court could help them achieve ‘a greater life in later life.'