Nobody wants to feel like a prisoner in their own home, but for Susan Scott getting out and about was becoming a daily struggle when she lived in a second storey flat.
Mrs Scott says she was at her wits’ end when she approached Hull City Council to request a move to a ground floor property and says she couldn’t believe her luck when she found out she had been nominated for a state-of-the-art Pickering and Ferens Homes bungalow.
“I don’t even know where to begin, I can’t stress how impressed I am.” Mrs Scott explains. “The flat was making my life miserable, getting out to the shops was like a chore rather than an enjoyable experience and it got awfully lonely up there as no one really spoke to me.
“When I got the call about the Longhill bungalows I was bowled over, but nothing prepared me for just how breathtaking my new home actually is. It’s nothing like a small bungalow that you might expect and the garden really is something else.”
Pickering and Ferens Homes’ two new Longhill developments, in Weaver Grove and Larne Road, east Hull were designed by Hull-based architects, Gammond Evans Crichton, with emphasis placed on providing accessible living within an established community.
Mrs Scott added: “Now, I feel safer than ever and I’ve made so many new friends. I love having lots of neighbours and it’s great to be able to get out of the house and have a chat with them. Even the gentleman in the far corner shouts over to me every morning.
“Everything’s new to us all and everyday we’re still taking things in, but I think everyone’s finally settled in now. I’m looking forward to arranging some get-togethers with the other residents as we get to know each other more.
“It really is my dream home and I can’t wait for everyone’s reaction when they see the properties at the official opening. Everyone who comes to visit me is left speechless.
“I would really encourage older people who are struggling in their own homes to consider applying to Pickering and Ferens Homes. They are ever so helpful and it’s completely changed my life moving into this property.”
Pickering and Ferens Homes, in partnership with Hull City Council, is proud to be playing a key role in the provision of housing for the over-60s and these new build properties provide opportunities for residents to socialise and access our wider network of renowned support services and activities,
The new residents at our Longhill development are set to be treated to Afternoon Tea to mark its official opening in July.