Tenants mark 25 years of thriving sheltered housing community

Residents celebrating the 25 anniversary of Carey house sheltered accommodation opening. They are having a meal and then Swinging Sisters will be performing. 'Manager Debbie Iveson with two residents who have been at Carey House 25 years Wilma Gilson , Ken Ashby  Pic Steve Robards  SR1618195 SUS-160626-220000001
Residents celebrating the 25 anniversary of Carey house sheltered accommodation opening. They are having a meal and then Swinging Sisters will be performing. 'Manager Debbie Iveson with two residents who have been at Carey House 25 years Wilma Gilson , Ken Ashby Pic Steve Robards SR1618195 SUS-160626-220000001

Residents of a close-knit sheltered housing community in West Green have celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The Greenfields site, which is made up of Carey House, Spurgeon Close and Taylor Walk was officially opened in 1991 shortly after the first residents moved in to the bungalows in 1990. It is now a thriving community.

Scheme manager Debbie Iveson, who has been there for just over three years said: “We still have two of the original tenants Ken Ashby and Wilma Gilson still live there. We have a tenants committee who organize bingo, outings, events, entertainment.

“Terry has become the resident chef; he cooks a full breakfast every other Friday for the residents who want it.

“Christmas is quite special, all the residents come to sherry and mince pies and we have West Green primary school visit to show us their nativity play which always proves popular.

“It’s quite a busy scheme but I do try and ensure that we are welcoming to new residents and visitors alike.”