A WDH independent living scheme is the perfect place to live for anyone feeling vulnerable in their own home who isn’t ready to move into a care home.
Our properties are great for maintaining an independent lifestyle, meaning you have your own door key and you can come and go as you please, while still living within a larger secure scheme, or a self-contained bungalow, that offers you and safety and gives your family peace of mind.
Our independent living schemes are located in towns throughout the Wakefield district. All are within close proximity to local amenities, meaning you are never far from shops and essential services. To see where our Independent Living Schemes are located and to see what they are like, please click on the interactive map.
You will have a built-in support system in our schemes, because each property is fitted with a WDH Care Link alarm – a 24-hour emergency contact point.
Joyce, a resident at Baileygate Court in Pontefract, said: “I feel very safe here. I feel that if I had stayed in my own home that I’d have felt anxious as it was on a busy estate. It’s very quiet here and secure which is very reassuring, not just for me but it gives my family peace of mind that I am safe.”
Each scheme has either a Community Support Worker or a Residential Scheme Manager who looks after each resident's welfare and liaises with relevant agencies where required. They also arrange and support social activities and events to encourage the active and happy atmosphere found at WDH independent living schemes.
There is always something going on, whether it's one of the many trips or a get together in the residents' lounge, boccia bowling, bingo, charity events, learning to get online or even hosting an MP visit!
Rita, a resident at Carlton Court in South Elmsall, said: “The range of activities is wonderful. You can get as involved as you like. It’s lovely to get together regularly and have a cup of tea with friends. It can really bring people out of their shells.”
Visit our website to find out more about our Independent Living schemes.