Moving into Rosewell House - Myrtle's Story
For Myrtle, when she needed to move out of her supported home, she looked at several flats but Rosewell House proved to be the best of the bunch.
Despite the extra care housing scheme not being complete and the site being overrun with builders, Myrtle knew when she came to look around for a new home that Rosewell House was the one for her.
“It was a complete building site when my sons and I came to look, but I was taken outside and shown the available plots from the car park, we picked a corner apartment which looked really spacious. I moved in almost immediately after the scheme opened and have never looked back, I’m really settled now, and I don’t regret my decision at all.
“There is always a lot going on here too, if you want to get involved. Soon after moving in, I joined a Bible study group, which several of us now get together for each week.
“Five of my friends came here to join me for lunch in the restaurant and they absolutely loved it, they said how luxurious it was. They’re all very happy for me and I’m very happy here.”
Rosewell House is part of Rapport Housing & Care’s £45m development programme, which will see them open four new extra care housing schemes between 2018 and 2021. The scheme offers 59 one- and two-bedroom apartments for over 55s, with a range of excellent facilities on site, homes can be bought through shared ownership or rented via the local authority. A scheme in Wateringbury is due for completion next year.