Married Residents Reunited After Months Apart
Peter and Sandy Scott had been living separately for several months, which had a significant effect on their mental health, so they were delighted when staff supported them to move to a two-bed apartment, so they could be together.
Desperate to move from their rental property due to access issues, Peter and Sandy accepted the only apartments remaining at Meadow View Court, when it opened in December, unfortunately that meant living separately in a one-bed apartment, until a 2 bed became available.
“Our home in Walderslade wasn’t suitable for a wheelchair, there was no wet room and the doors weren’t wide enough. My daughter found Meadow View Court for us but it was just about to open, so there were no two-beds left,” explains Sandy. “We moved in and said we’d wait for a two-bed but we knew it could be a long wait.”
Five months on and both Peter and Sandy were struggling to be apart; they had been together for 50 years and only ever been away from each other briefly for hospital stays. So when staff heard of a two-bed apartment becoming available at Rapport Housing and Care’s similar scheme in Tonbridge, Rosewell House, they did everything they could to get them in as quickly as possible.
“We were over the moon when we were told about Rosewell House. The managers of both schemes and the care team, Caring Companions, have been incredible. We couldn’t have done it without them, they made it easy and we could keep our care package in place. The stress we were feeling has completely gone. We are still piled up with boxes from the move but we don’t mind because we are together.”
Peter and Sandy have been settling into Rosewell House for a few weeks now and are very much enjoying the surrounding trees, lovely garden and friendly atmosphere.
“Everyone is so friendly and the staff are just fairy godmothers, they have supported us in every way possible, without them, I don’t know what would have happened.”