An event to celebrate the development of a major housing development for older people drew in the community to meet each other and learn about local services available.
We were delighted to host an event which gave the new residents of Newbridge Village a chance to meet each other through afternoon tea, while meeting the wider PFH team and some local organisations to demonstrate what is available to them.
More than 60 residents attended overall at St John’s Church in Rosmead Street, with organisations including Age UK, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue, Timebank, KCOM and the NHS joining the event. PFH also teamed up with Ings Resource Centre and City of Culture Volunteers to provide a fantastic afternoon tea including, sandwiches, crisps, scones, cake and more.
The event aimed to bring together the new community, as part of PFH’s focus to tackle loneliness and isolation and create new friendships.
The Newbridge Village development, which was built on the old David Lister School site, includes 82 houses and an integrated care centre, specifically tailored to the needs of older people. PFH’s homes aim to encourage independent living in its residents for longer, while providing services that residents can make the most of.
Claire Warren, Chief Executive of Pickering and Ferens Homes, said: “We are so pleased with how well attended our first afternoon tea to bring together a completely new community.
“It was a fantastic team effort by all involved and we hope that residents got the most out of the day. We want to create positive atmospheres and demonstrate how approachable our team is to those that have just moved in.
“This is an important step in helping residents to understand what they have on their doorstep, as well as the people they will see around where they live on a daily basis.”