We are delighted that we now have a portfolio of 18 affordable housing properties, after recently adding 9 new housing units. Five apartments are in the Wheatsheaf building on the High Street, four more at Roddam Dene House just off the High Street- both of which buildings underwent extensive renovations at the end of 2014. All are designed for people aged 55 plus – being close to town centre shops, healthcare and other services.
If you are interested in renting one of our properties, please contact Rachel 01668 282406 at the Cheviot Centre, and she will put your name on a waiting list.
The Trust are keen advocates of locally owned and locally managed affordable housing that demonstrate a real connection to the communities they serve.
If you missed the open days for these two properties, you may like to take a virtual guided tour of the new affordable homes with Tom Johnston- please click on the image top right to view a short film.
Roddam Dene House in Wooler was formally 'opened' by Lord Vinson at a ceremony on May 22.
This report is a summary of our experiences with the allocation of nine new affordable housing units in Wooler Town Centre through the Homes and Communities Agency empty properties programme
Early in 2015 we let all of the nine, new affordable housing units developed with Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) empty properties funding. Whilst we have ultimately succeeded in our goal to provide quality accommodation close to shops and services for older people via this programme, the story of delivery is one of ups and downs and a clear demonstration that things don’t always go according to plan!