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Residents set to move into new Daisy Haye complex in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 12, 2014

  • Lorraine Donnelly, head of programme at Your Housing and Helena Banfield, of Your Housing Group.

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Residents are set to move into a new retirement housing complex this week.

Daisy Haye has been constructed on the former British Trimmings site in Ball Haye Green, Leek.

The 88 retirement apartment development has been built by Ascent, a partnership between Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Moorlands Housing.

The extra care housing provision at Daisy Haye has been designed to create a community where residents will be able to live an independent life in a socially supportive environment.

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The apartments, which have all already been snapped up either as rented, shared ownership, or complete ownership, each include a living area, kitchen, one or two bedrooms depending on whether one room is used for a diner, and a shower bathroom.

Residents will also have the option to book the Pamper bathroom, which features a large luxurious bathtub.

Other features within the building include a laundry room, therapy room, a hairdresser and an activities space.

Lorraine Donnelly, head of programme at Your Housing, said: "Everywhere in the site is wheelchair accessible, and there is a Warden Call button in every room should a resident need assistance.

"Daisy Haye is all about independent living with dignity."

The site also has a large garden space which will be available for residents to maintain and grow their own produce and flowers.

The name Daisy Haye was chosen by Leek resident Dorothy Bloor. She said: "The name was chosen from four names in a competition and the idea for Daisy Haye came from before the building was built and the site was just ground. Wild daisy flowers grew and so I thought it would be nice."

Daisy Haye site also has therapy room and a bistro, which are open to the public to use as well as the site's residents.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs, leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, said: "Daisy Haye is a fantastic addition to the range of living accommodation available in Leek. It's a high-quality development of affordable apartments with state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings together with opportunities for social activities at the on site bistro, communal lounge and multi-functional activity room.

"I'm proud that, through the Ascent partnership, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Your Housing have delivered this wonderful project, and am certain that those local people who are fortunate enough to live at Daisy Haye will enjoy real quality of life."

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