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Branksome Hall resident Mr Wetherill has lived at the scheme for the last 4 and a half years returning to the town after spending his retirement years near Barnard Castle.

After residing in the Branksome area for a large proportion of his life and watching his family grow up there the scheme was a natural fit.

‘What I love about my home is how sociable it is. I have met many friends since living at Branksome Hall Drive. We all get involved in the bingo and coffee mornings as well as garden fete’s, celebrations and watching entertainers perform. I join in with everything and try to be as sociable as possible’

With it being a self-contained flat you can have your privacy, but I try and leave my flat as much as possible’

As well as the tenants Mr Wetherill has an extremely good relationship with the scheme managers Penny and Lorraine.

‘Both scheme managers help me immensely and I am extremely grateful to them. I probably shouldn’t say this but I often buy them flowers to show my appreciation’

Away from his accommodation Mr Wetherill still has a very active life with regular walks in the South Park, ventures out in his car and participating in his true passion Fishing.

‘I caught 147 trout last season and gave them all away to family and friends. It’s a pleasure being in the open air and I see lots of old friends fishing which helps keep me going.'

If you, like Mr Wetherill are looking at the option of living in one of our sheltered housing, good neighbour or extra care schemes visit our 50 plus housing website.

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