There’s been a lot of changes, over the past few months, at Gregory House – Sentinel Housing Association’s over 55s complex in Hook, Hampshire.
The scheme is changing from sheltered housing to homes for more active older people who enjoy the freedom of independent living.
As part of Sentinel’s redevelopment of the Gregory House complex, the bungalows surrounding the main building have all recently had new windows and doors, radiators, kitchens and bathrooms installed.
One of Sentinel’s residents, who’s benefitted from all the recent changes, is Susan McGill. Susan has lived in her bungalow in Charles Close, which is part of the Gregory House complex, since 1991 and is one of the complex’s longest residents.
Susan said, “The work we’ve had done to our home recently has made such a difference. Both the kitchen and the bathroom look so much lighter and feel bigger. In the kitchen the new units and work tops are really fresh and bright. The bathroom is now a wetroom. And the new windows and doors let in so much more light and make the bungalows look a lot more modern from the outside. All the work only took 7 days to do and there wasn’t any disruption. The trades people were lovely and I’m really pleased with the standard of the work that’s been done to my home. I can’t thank everyone at Sentinel enough.”
Mike Shepherd, Development and Regeneration Director, said, “We’re investing £3million in upgrading Gregory House to modern standards. In addition to the bungalows, the main building is being converted from bedsits into self contained flats - all with their own new kitchens and bathrooms. We’re also installing a new lift. The project has been given £840K grant assistance from the Homes and Communities Agency.”
The work on Gregory House is due to be completed in October 2015.
To find out more about this, or any of Sentinel’s other homes for over 55s, call 0800 195 5515, from a landline, or 0300 666 5515, from a mobile. Or go to www.sentinelha.org.uk/newbeginnings.
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