Horwich housing complex is 'one of best places to live in UK for retired people'
A HOUSING complex in Horwich has been named as one of the best places in the UK for retired people to live.
McCarthy and Stone’s Rockhaven Court apartments in Chorley New Road were recognised at the fourth annual Elderly Accommodation Council’s (EAC) Housing for Older People Awards.
The housing complex scooped bronze in the 45 to 59-unit category during the ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.
The award was based on the comments and votes of residents living in retirement and extra care developments across the UK.
A large number of people from the community at Rockhaven Court made the journey from Bolton, along with house manager Sharon Gratton, to support their development at the awards.
Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director at McCarthy and Stone, said: “Everything we do is built around a belief that later life can be rich, rewarding and fulfilling.
“The properties we provide are purposely designed to allow older people to enhance their lifestyles in their later years.
“This award shows that we have hit the mark with Rockhaven Court by satisfying the needs of our homeowners.
“The community spirit at Rockhaven Court is amazing and the homeowners are all intensely proud of the relaxed, fun and active lifestyle they have created together there.
“They really rallied the troops to support the development at these awards and are over the moon to now be able to say they live somewhere truly award-winning.”
The awards ask residents to score their housing scheme based on factors such as community spirit, privacy, staff, social activities, and space, natural light and design.
EAC chief executive John Galvin said: “In any sector it is the voice of the customer that matters most.
“These awards provide an opportunity for older people to comment on the wide range of factors that shape the quality of their accommodation.”
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