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RESIDENTS at our award-winning Freshney Green redevelopment are enjoying a new, more independent lease of life – thanks to specially-designed bungalows.
Photo: Freshney Green manager Martin High presents flowers to Shirley and Peter Proctor and back row, Ray and Mary Skelton alongside Stamford Homes site manager Steve.
Peter and Shirley Proctor, and Raymond and Mary Skelton, have lived in this area of Grimsby for a combined 80 years - as our tenants.
Now, following a complete transformation of the estate where they once lived, each couple has moved into their own state-of-the-art bungalow – purposely-designed to give disabled residents increased independence in their own home.
Technical bosses at Stamford Homes believe the two bungalows at the inspirational Freshney Green development are the only ones of their kind in the area.
They have been built to the Government’s Code 5 standard for new housing, taking into account high levels of energy efficiency and special features.
The reason for this is that the two-bedroom bungalows are suitable for people with all forms of disability – from minor to total.
User-friendly features built into the design include:
The Skeltons have lived on what was formerly the Yarborough estate for 35 years, and the Proctors for 45 years.
Amazingly, the two women used to work together at the local fish and chip shop many years ago, and were reunited again during the handing over of the keys.
Shoreline tenant Mary Skelton said: “Shoreline and Stamford have been fantastic.
“We’re over the moon, the bungalow is lovely and we’re both looking forward to a long and happy retirement in our new home.”
At the 2009 What House? Awards Freshney Green was voted top in the Best Joint Venture Scheme category, with judges praising the collaboration between Stamford Homes and ourselves.
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