Independent Living

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What is independent living?

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Independent living allows people to live completely self-sufficiently in their own home, with communal hubs to socialise and connect with neighbours. Residents can enjoy the shared spaces such as the gardens, lounges, multi-purpose rooms, and reception areas. We also have onsite bistros and a hairdressers at Naughton Fields. There are often socials activities such as bingo and events arranged by the residents and staff to choose from.

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Naughton Fields

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In 2012, we built our flagship independent living scheme, Naughton Fields on Liverpool Road, Widnes.
 
The development consists of 47 two-bedroom apartments and has support on-site, as well as a bistro, hair salon and a number of communal facilities such as landscaped gardens and a comfy living room.
 

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Barkla Fields

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Barkla Fields, was our second independent living scheme opened in April 2016 with 50 apartments. 

Located on Ashley Green (off Dundalk Road) in Widnes, the development offers similar facilities to Naughton Fields, with its own bistro, communal areas and activity room offering a range of social activities and events.

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Hazlehurst

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Hazlehurst is our third independent living scheme. Located in the Sandymoor area of Runcorn, the specialist apartments will feature a range of contemporary facilities including a bistro and multi-function room, available to residents and the wider community.

The scheme is to be named “Hazlehurst” after local businessman Thomas Hazlehurst who founded soap and alkali manufacturing company, Hazlehurst & Sons in 1816. 

Expected completion: Summer 2022.

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Care and Support

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The independent living team is committed to helping residents of our schemes, so they can continue to enjoy their home comforts. The services we offer at our schemes include:

  • Support at home on a daily basis.
  • On-site scheme staff to help with any queries or issues residents may have.
  • Access to the fantastic range of social activities.

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Our Bistros

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Our two independent living schemes in Widnes, Naughton Fields and Barkla Fields offer two fantastic Bistros which are open to the public. Both Bistros offer freshly made meals, snacks and a selection of hot and cold drinks.

Interested in living in one of our independent schemes?

All our apartments at Naughton Fields and Barkla Fields are available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

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Affordable rent

To apply to live in any of our independent living schemes you must have an active Property Pool Plus account. If you have trouble accessing the internet, our Neighbourhood Gateway Advisors can help you get sorted. The team will help you set up your account, assess your housing needs, and help you bid on suitable properties which match your requirements.

For further information, please contact our Neighbourhood Allocations Team on 0151 510 5222.

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Shared ownership

Shared Ownership allows you to buy a share in an apartment and pay a reduced rent on the share that you don’t own. Shares range from 25% to 75% initially, with the option for you to buy more once you’ve moved in.

Our Commercial Services Team manages the sales of apartments at our independent living schemes when they become available. For further information please contact the team on 0333 0044 777 or by emailing commercialservices@haltonhousing.co.uk.