Last year Dot was feeling isolated, unhappy in her local community and really wanted to exchange her flat and move to another sheltered scheme.
Dot started to get involved with Stockport Homes activities when she came to one of the games nights at her scheme. She quickly began to build new friendships and met other people from the local community.
Dot began volunteering with more social events and helps out in the kitchen. She is also now acting treasurer of the tenants and residents association and has helped with funding applications.
Dot has built lots of friendships and befriends and supports other tenants. She has decided not to exchange her flat and feels happy in her home.
Being involved in activities has given me a purpose to get up every morning. I don’t have much spare time now and have a great social life. I look forward to getting my over 50’s newsletter and seeing what I can sign up for next.
Dot Harrison, Age 71, Cheadle