Stonewater transfers affordable retirement living homes to Nottingham’s Tuntum
Stonewater, one of the UK’s largest housing associations has completed the transfer of housing stock to Nottingham-based housing association, Tuntum. Residents joined the two affordable home providers at Churchfield Terrace to celebrate the completion of the sale and transfer of a retirement living scheme on Friday afternoon (8 March 2019).
A total of 35 affordable homes have been transferred – one general needs rented house and 34 self-contained retirement living apartments with individual entrances, a communal garden and a lounge.
The scheme provides round the clock support for the residents along with housing-related support to assist residents to remain independent at home. The residents also enjoy regular social activities in this fully wheelchair accessible development.
Its ideal location in the Old Basford area offers all the essential amenities within walking distance such as a GP surgery, a chemist and local shops. Churchfield Terrace is also conveniently served by bus and tram services to Nottingham town centre, which is only two miles away.
Tuntum housing association is an active community member and tirelessly involves itself in community projects supporting Nottingham residents from all sections of the community. The 1400-home, BME-led housing association is based in Nottingham and an organisation that greatly values the local community and residents.
Stonewater’s CEO, Nick Harris said: “It was a wonderful afternoon to celebrate the transfer with residents, local councillors and Tuntum housing association. I hope the residents continue to enjoy their beautiful homes under new management.”
Tuntum’s CEO, Richard Renwick said: ‘’As a locally based housing association we are delighted to be taking over the management of this scheme and extending our portfolio of affordable retirement homes. We have already had positive meetings with the residents and we look forward to providing them with a friendly and efficient service’’
Councillor Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning at Nottingham City Council said: “We are pleased that this Retirement Living Scheme has secured new ownership and management arrangements from a locally-based housing association in order to provide housing choices for older people in the Basford area. Tuntum are an important housing delivery and management partner in Nottingham and we are sure they will use their expertise to make this scheme a success.”