30th June, 2015
ExtraCare and housing partner Rooftop Housing Group have officially opened 48 new apartments at Yates Court in Evesham.
The extension, constructed on the site of what was formerly the Old Evesham Market, will now provide an extra 48 one and two bedroom homes.
By special invite of the residents, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing opened the extension. Anton said: “It’s clearly a wonderful scheme to live in and so well put together. Everyone is bright and vibrant. This is a tremendous day!”
Anton and Erin cut the ribbon with residents Brian Vann and Margaret Monaghan to celebrate the official opening.
Margaret made the decision to move to Yates Court after it was recommended to her by her neighbour.
After coming down for one day, she decided that this was where she wanted to be. “Everyone was so kind and nice to me, I had to come back.
“When they told me I was top of the waiting list for an apartment here, I said I’d move in tomorrow if they would let me. When I spent my first night here, I remember lying in bed and thinking that this place has been waiting for me.”
She says: “I am so grateful to all the wonderful staff here. They’re all so fantastic and have been so supportive of me and all the other residents here. I don’t know what I’d do without them!”
She says that she enjoys how each day is different to the last at Yates. “My life has turned around since moving here. This is the best decision I have ever made.”
ExtraCare’s Chief Executive, Nick Abbey, said: “We have a great relationship between the residents and staff here, and it’s great that we have now provided the opportunity for so many more people to take advantage of the facilities that ExtraCare has to offer.”
Picture: The official opening of Yates Court in Evesham.
To enquire about living at Yates Court, joining activities or volunteering, please phone 01386 40006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in moving to Yates Court, you must be over 60 and currently live within the Wychavon area.