A £6m extra care scheme celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a party for residents, also attended by the Mayor of Bury, Councillors and senior staff from Bury Council and Six Town Housing.

Red Bank provides 24 hour support to tenants, who enjoy secure and independent retirement living. It includes an onsite bistro and hair salon, which are open to the wider community, and has an active Tenants and Residents Association that runs fundraising activities and social events.

Red Bank opened in 2012 as the result of partnership work between Bury Council and Six Town Housing , who manage it on their behalf, and was part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency.

The Mayor of Bury, Councillor Dorothy Gunther, opened the anniversary event by praising the tenants that live there, some of which have been nominated for awards for their communal garden including the highest Britain In Bloom accolade. Fourteen tenants had provided the Mayor with comments prior to the event, stating why they would not want to live anywhere else.

She said, “This anniversary party is a fabulous tribute to the hard work that the residents have put into their environment, for which they should be proud. Many have stated that living at Red Bank has improved their overall health and wellbeing, and that being part of this safe community - with good friends and supportive staff - are the things that have really made a difference.”

Margaret Ellison, tenant, said, “Red Bank has been a life saver for me and I have got my confidence back. They are lovely apartments & absolutely brilliant staff. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”

The anniversary party was made possible with funding from Ambition For Ageing, who work to increase inclusivity for older people in local communities.

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Mayor of Bury Cllr Dorothy Gunther and her Consort Mike Gunther, join Residents and Staff as they celebrate the 5th birthday of the Redbank Extra Care facility in Radcliffe.

The Mayor tours the award winning garden with tenant Joan Calvert.

 

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