Iris’ story

It's nice to have a close knit community living there who all support each other, when it's needed. It also means that Iris will not be lonely again.

In 2012, Iris used to live in a large house in Burton (on the next street to where Chestnut Grange is situated).

Iris actually watched the supported accommodation being built and when she realised that the house she lived in was too large and Iris started to feel isolated, she saw Chestnut Grange was being advertised and decided to put her name down for a flat. Iris hasn’t looked back since and is a shared owner at Chestnut Grange.

As Iris lived in a large house on her own, she often felt very lonely. Now living in Chestnut Grange, Iris takes part in all of the communal activities including her favourite one – Bingo! Unfortunately Iris does not go on any of the outings as she suffers from bad arthritis and can not move around too easily. Despite this, Iris is very happy and says that Chestnut Grange is ideal for her.

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Thousands of people have gained their independence through supported housing. The Starts at Home campaign aims to ensure that people who need extra support will always have a home that meets their needs.

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