Attley Court celebrates 35 years
A scheme providing retirement housing for older people in Wellingborough has celebrated its 35th anniversary.
Residents at Attley Court, run by Housing & Care 21, were joined by many from the local community including Wellingborough Mayor Cllr Jim Bass who cut the ribbon at the re-opening.
The ceremony also unveiled the newly refurbished communal lounge, a hub for the community including Age UK’s tea timers, who were there on the day along with representatives St Mark's Church, Support Wellingborough, and children from Olympic Primary School.
The guest of honour at the jovial event was Mr Sid Wallis, the longest standing resident at Attley Court, having lived there for 27 years.
Court manager, Martin Sawers, said: “We were delighted to welcome Cllr Bass to our celebration, recognising what a fantastic place Attley Court is to live. I am so proud to manage a court that the residents deserve, a place they are happy to spend their time in.”
Mr Wallis said: “This is definitely one of the best things that has ever happened here…with the exception of the day Martin arrived and brought a new lease of life to Attley Court. This makeover has brought us in to the 21st century!”
Housing & Care 21 promotes housing that gives older people independence and choice. Developments comprise of self-contained homes with communal areas including a lounges, gardens and restaurants. At extra care schemes, on-site care packages
are offered to support independent living.
Attley Court won the Housing & Care ‘Live Active’ award in 2012, which commends developments providing opportunities for a variety of social activities.