One of the best examples of sheltered accommodation in South Manchester is the Arden Court scheme, run by Anchor Housing, and expertly managed by Jean and her staff.
Whenever I visit, I notice that they always try to remember that they are part of a community, and not separate from it. This means they hold lots of events which are attended by lots of local people.
Over the weekend, I was at Arden Court twice. On friday they had a coffee (and bacon butty) morning, and the chance to get a photo with an olympic torch. That was to raise money for PEPAIDS, an Africa Aids Charity.
On saturday, I opened the Fun day at Arden Court on behalf of Christie's. There was an impressive turnout, and over £500 was raised on the day. The final total should be more, as the local Co-op are working in partnership with Anchor, and are accepting donations in store all this week.