Independent Living Made Easier

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Independent Living Made Easier

Independent living for the over 55s empowers residents to live life to the full, without the responsibility and worry of maintaining your own property. You can make new friends in the spacious community lounge and still enjoy the private space your own high quality apartment offers. Family and friends are also more than welcome to come and stay with you. The majority of our properties also have comfortable guest rooms with two single beds and bathroom facilities.

Our apartments offer comfortable living with minimum fuss, allowing you more time to commit to leisure activities, holidays, spending time with family and interests.

Enjoy life in your own beautiful place whilst avoiding all the hassles of maintenance and upkeep leaving you with peace of mind and free to make the most of your spare time.

Your Apartment

Our homes can offer self-contained affordable accommodation for you to enjoy life and independence at your own pace. Our purpose built apartments for the over 55s benefit from:

  • 24/7 maintenance & repairs service
  • Secure door entry system
  • Optional emergency alert system
  • Modern kitchen
  • Lounge
  • 1 & 2 bedrooms
  • 3 piece bathroom
  • On-site parking

(Please note: apartment features and styles may differ with each scheme)

Services and Communal Facilities

All our apartment blocks have their own co-ordinators who are happy to offer assistance as and when required to enable you to manage your tenancy. They can help you to report repairs as well as ensure the apartment complex has a vibrant social environment. Most also have a caretaker service on offer. The caretaker service can take away the hassle and worry of small jobs around your home. All our properties also have secure door entry system and a 24 hour emergency alarm service if you ever require it. Our services and communal facilities for the 0ver 55s also include:

  • Modern spacious lounge with large screen TV and free WiFi
  • Modern kitchen and large dining area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Scheme manager/co-ordinator
  • On-site caretaker
  • In-house hair salon
  • Mobility scooter & recharge room
  • Guest room for family & friends
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Secure communal areas and hallways
  • On-site car parking facilities
  • Annual Group resident garden competition with prizes
  • Residents social events and gatherings

(Please note: communal facilities and features may differ with each scheme and are subject to availability)

Local Amenities and Public Transport

Having access to local amenities is important for the over 55s when moving in to a new home and makes daily duties more convenient for residents.

Our independent living apartments are close to a host of local amenities which include grocery stores, GP medical practice, local cafes & takeaways, local parks, shopping malls and more.

Our apartment blocks also benefit from having excellent public transport links linking the location with surround areas and beyond. All within walking distance from our apartments.

Our Apartment Locations

We have over 30 years experience of providing independent living homes for the over 55s across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Tameside and East Midlands.

Money Advice Service

Our affordable rents are set to suit the needs of everyone. If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for help with some or all of the rent costs through various benefits. Whether you’re in employment or in receipt of benefit payments, money issues can affect anyone. We’ve provided a range of tools and information to help you manage your money and make sure you’re receiving all the benefits you’re entitled to.

Our experienced money advice team can help you with:

  • Benefit advice and applications
  • Maximising your income
  • Debt advice and solutions
  • Making the most of your money.

Visit our Money Advice page for further information.

Jigsaw Rewards

Jigsaw Rewards is an innovative online tenant engagement programme that encourages our tenants to provide regular feedback on services and plans for the future.  Jigsaw Rewards allows you to take part in as many or as few activities as you like and at a time that it is convenient to you.

In return, you will receive points which can be exchanged for high-street gift vouchers or credits towards your rent account.

Click here to find out more about Jigsaw Rewards.

Online Services

Our online services allow you to pay your rent, report a repair and contact us via webchat if you have any queries regarding your home, giving you peace of mind.

Neighbourhood Services

Our neighbourhood service consists of the following three teams:

  • Tenancy Matters. Dealing with anything relating to tenancies and neighbourhood management that cannot be resolved by Connect at the first point of contact.
  • Neighbourhood Engagement. Dealing with neighbourhood plans, Jigsaw Rewards, Jigsaw Foundation (launching soon), scrutiny, and resident involvement.
  • Neighbourhood Safety. Managing anti-social behaviour, enforcement and prevention, perpetrator support, and safeguarding.

Jigsaw has already made positive steps towards empowering tenants and the engagement team will continue to work on projects like Jigsaw Rewards and Jigsaw Foundation, a scheme to award community grants.

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