June’s story

There’s everything you need. The privacy of your own flat; and the community and social activities.

A fire broke out in June’s bungalow, caused by a TV electrical fault, and Bracknell Forest Homes provided temporary accommodation in retirement living scheme Liscombe House.

Naturally, June was upset by the fire and damage and was wondering how long her bungalow may need to be repaired. But during her stay at Liscombe House, June realised she wanted to stay in a retirement living scheme, saying her comfort and confidence have gone up 10-fold.

“It’s marvellous here. It’s safe and secure, which is very important as you get a bit older. The schemes are well maintained, in good locations and have absolutely everything you need” she added.

“I hadn’t considered my future but knew I might downsize to something more manageable. Bracknell Forest Homes’ retirement living schemes are perfect and I wish I had considered it sooner. There’s everything you need: the privacy of your own flat; and the community and social activities that run to give you company if you want it.

“There was brilliant help to move with things like organising removals, redirecting post and setting up utilities so it was very smooth. And there was a welcome bonus with the Transfer Incentive Scheme which gave me some extra money to buy some nice new things and decorate my new flat exactly as I wanted it so it’s lovely and cosy. I love it.”

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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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