My name is Margaret and I have been a resident of Haarlem Court Apartments in Firhouse since last November. Previously I had been living in private accommodation for twelve years on the R.A.S. scheme.
I became ill four years ago and my accommodation was becoming unsuitable to my needs. I was struggling to get up and down the stairs and as there was no bathroom downstairs it was restricting me a lot. Soon afterwards my landlady informed me that she was going to sell the house and my two daughters and I were given notice.
I contacted the council and was told to make an application for accommodation based on medical grounds. I got the relevant information, made an application and was accepted. All I had to do was wait for something to come up. As I had to go back into hospital my family had to try deal with the issue of accommodation. As it stood we had nowhere to go when I was discharged from hospital which was very upsetting. Then out of the blue Haarlem Court was offered to us. After viewing it I was amazed at the size of it, the decor and how well it was finished. It had everything I needed on one floor and an outside garden which was a bonus.
Sabrina and Michael came to the hospital for me to sign the contract which was great. To have somewhere I will not be put out of and is mine gives me peace of mind and security.
I love living here, it’s quiet the neighbours are nice and Sabrina is at the other end of the phone if I have any problems. I consider myself very lucky to have this apartment and look forward to spending a long, happy life in it.