"The process of moving was a daunting prospect but any concerns I had were quickly addressed by the regeneration team. "
I have lived in Chesterton House for the last 49 years; my building was virtually brand new when I moved in!
Initially, I had reservations about considering sheltered housing, this wasn’t helped by the false stereotyped view of not having privacy, where staff would be able to come and go as they please. However, my view completely changed when I was offered a viewing for a scheme located in Battersea. A member of the regeneration team came along with me to the viewing, on arrival we were greeted by the warden who showed us around a 1 bedroom flat. It was beautiful, I absolutely fell in love with the place and the area was perfect. The warden answered all my questions that I’d prepared and the regeneration team reassured me of the support they could provide to help me move.
Previously I was on the 10th floor and fully dependant on the lifts in Chesterton House; this was challenging at times and really limited my ability to get out if the lifts were ever out of use. Now that I’m on the ground floor, this is no longer an issue and has left me feeling much more secure. I was also pleasantly surprised by how sociable and welcoming both the warden and other residents have been.
My family are really pleased for me and often come to visit following the move; it’s very convenient as I’m close to the doctors and local shops. My warden checks in on me at the start of each week and has offered a lot of support so far, she’s been ever so helpful with keeping me inform on local activities I could get involved in. I would honestly recommend sheltered housing to anyone who is considering it.
The process of moving was a daunting prospect but any concerns I had were quickly addressed by the regeneration team. I found it very easy to get in contact with them via the telephone and in some instances they were kind enough to visit me in my home. I felt much comfort going through the removals process as I was given all the help I needed. I definitely couldn’t have undertaken the move without all the support I was given.
The York Road Estate was my home for a very long time and I really hope the regeneration brings a lot of positive changes to the estate.
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