Visit to Extra Care Housing Scheme Keighley
We all arrived bright and early at Sycamore Close paid our dues had a nice hot cup of coffee and then set off in cars and the mini-bus to go and get an idea of what our extra care housing scheme might be like.
We went to Keighley via Settle as the road is far less winding. The sun kept up with us all the way to Staveley Court with the rain just ahead. It started to rain very heavily just as we were getting off the bus.
Staveley Court has a canopy at the front of the building with seating so you can enjoy the gardens and views without getting wet. We sheltered there until we were ushered inside.
Stephanie Harrison the Court Manager invited us to have a look around. The hairdressers were exceptionally busy. Everybody seemed pleasantly surprised at the layout of the building, furnishings space etc, with special comments about having your very own shower in your flat instead of a communal one.
We would like to give our greatest thanks to a lovely couple, Mr and Mrs Leach who despite causing them quite considerable disturbance, allowed 19 strangers to wander freely and unhindered around their flat.
After the tour we settled down in the very stylish dining room to an excellent buffet with as much as we could possibly eat, (fantastic selection) and then finished off with a freshly ground cup of coffee and all for only a fiver. We chatted to some of the people who lived there and they seemed very content with the scheme.
We thanked everybody for a nice day and then all piled back into the bus and set off for home, I think feeling much more reassured about the changes that are going to happen at Sycamore Close.
On the way back the weather was glorious (and very warm) so we stopped at a shop and got choc ices and pop for all. The scenery on the way back was spectacular. We arrived back in Wensleydale tired but very happy. Angela Kershaw
Mr Leach came to say goodbye
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