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Why The New Year is a Great Time to Move

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13 January 2021

Why The New Year is a Great Time to Move

Has the past year made you rethink your home and what you want from it? If you’re considering a move in later life, now could be the ideal time.

With the next few months looking changeable and on-going restrictions certain to have an impact on all of our lives, many of us, particularly older people and those who live alone, are understandably concerned about how that will impact our social contact, especially given the time of year.

If the feeling of uncertainty or the thought of a cold and lonely winter fills you with worry, now could be the time to make a move. Whether you live alone and want to be part of a community, or you rely on loved ones for support, a move into extra care housing could be the answer.

Our extra care housing schemes typically comprise around 50 apartments, with a care and support team on site every day from 7am-10pm. A housing officer is on duty Monday to Friday during office hours and there is a staff presence 24/7, should an emergency arise.

Our restaurant services continued to provide meals for residents during lockdown, albeit working slightly differently, so you can rest assured that even in the event of tougher restrictions coming back into place, our staff will be there to support you. Even during a time of social distancing, we are sure you will safe and supported, knowing that our team are here to help and you are surrounded by likeminded people.

The past year has been incredibly tough on us all and as a charity that founded itself on values of companionship and tackling isolation, having to implement safety measures, and social distancing has gone against everything we believe in. Though we understand these have been necessary to keep everyone safe, it is far from the norm when our schemes are usually bustling with life and social activities. We are all looking forward to resuming bingo evenings, craft clubs, film nights and exercise classes, when it is safe to do so.

Our new scheme in Wateringbury, Meadow View Court, has just recently opened. In a rural yet accessible location, the beautiful scheme offers far-reaching views across the neighbouring fields and is sure to provide a beautiful place to live. And with Christmas just around the corner, you could be in your new home just in time for the New Year. Prices at Meadow View Court start from £257,500 for a 1 bed apartment and £322,500 for a 2 bed. Shared ownership properties from £191,250.

And don’t forget, with the government’s stamp duty holiday, you’ll pay no stamp duty at all on your purchase, saving up to £6,500. But don’t’ wait too long, as it’s only available if you purchase before March 2021.

To arrange a viewing of our show home or for more information, contact sales@rapporthc.co.uk, or call 01634 729161.

Photos taken prior to March 2020

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