Rothesay Court Garden Party and Open DayVolunteers, clients, trustees and staff come together to celebrate the completion of new flats
On Friday 9th July, Rothesay Court played host to a celebration and open day to mark the official completion of 12 new flats for Scots in London.
Residents of the sheltered housing property in Grove Park, South East London, mingled with trustees, staff and volunteers on a fortunately dry day to enjoy some light refreshments in the garden.
ScotsCare successfully nominated Volunteer John Black for a Hidden Hero award with Room to Reward, (@roomtoreward) for his outstanding service over the years. For his efforts over the years, John and his wife will be given a free stay in a hotel for a weekend. John can be seen here on the left being presented with the award by ScotsCare chairman James Chestnut.
Guests included the Reverend Angus MacCleod, of St Columba’s Church of Scotland, as well as Counsellor Paul Bell (Cabinet Member for Housing & Planning) who was shown around the new homes by ScotsCare Chief Executive Shona Fleming. Other prospective tenants were given a tour around the new flats.
ScotsCare is delighted that the new homes will give more Scots a safe space in London. Some of these flats are still available for new tenants, so if you are a Scot over 55, or 50 with a disability, or know of one, please get in touch to see if we can help you.
Many more photos of the day can be found below or in our Facebook gallery here.
What are the benefits of sheltered housing?
The type of accommodation provided may be smaller and easier to manage than your current home. The development is safe, secure and well maintained with an ongoing improvement program in place.
Sheltered housing has the added security of a sheltered housing officer (SHO) available from Monday to Friday onsite, and a 24-hour 7 day-a-week, alarm call system called Linkline – free to all our sheltered housing residents.
Each resident has their self contained flat, linked by heated corridors, and access to shared facilities such as a common room, laundry or guest room.
If you are eligible (see below) and are looking for a new home, we would like to hear from you.
Allocations are made on a priority system ensuring those most in need receive the housing they require. Contact us on 0800 652 2989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
- a person born in Scotland, or;
- the child of a person born in Scotland, or;
- someone married to a first generation Scot, or;
- the widow, widower or surviving member of a civil partnership of a person born in Scotland,
- and living within 35 miles of Charing Cross.