Sanctuary invests £6m in housing for older people schemes

Sanctuary Housing has invested around £6 million significantly upgrading its housing for older people schemes across the Rochford district.


A total of 12 schemes have been extensively refurbished, including the installation of new heating systems, new doors and windows, internal and external decorations and a revamp of communal areas.

In the region of £1.7m has been spent developing five new flats at Wedgwood Court in the village of Ashingdon, as well as replacing the lift, refurbishing the existing communal facilities and installing  two new scooter stores, an additional laundry and garden room.

A celebration event to mark the completion of the works was held at Wedgwood Court and attended by residents, local councillors and Sanctuary staff.

Tony O’Neill, Sanctuary’s Director – Asset Management, said: “These refurbishments are a major investment for Sanctuary and underline our commitment to providing homes residents can be proud of.

“Throughout the process we have maintained constant contact with residents to ensure that any disruption was minimal and we are delighted with how the schemes look.”

Other works at the schemes have featured the upgrading of fire alarms, new storage space for scooters, the installation of stairlifts, refitted communal kitchens and lounges, electrical work, new furniture and bin storage areas.

Full list of schemes: Wedgwood Court, Rochford; Frances Cottee Lodge and Clarence Road, Rayleigh; Chignal House, Rayleigh; Pembroke House, Rochford; The Lavers, Rayleigh; Romney House, Rochford; Rupert Jarvis Court, Hockley; Goodmans, Great Wakering; Millview Court, Rochford; Spa Court, Hockley; Bell House, Great Wakering; Britton Court, Rayleigh.