Posted on: May 18th 2015   •    Posted in: Home Ownership, Tenants

Havebury helping people live independently in their own homes

Last year the Havebury Housing Partnership launched a new support service to help Havebury’s elderly tenants or people with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Recognising the importance of getting the right advice and support,Havebury is now extending that service to all St Edmundsbury residents whether they are tenants or owners. The key focus of this service is about staying healthy, independent, feeling safe and secure at home and achieving the best quality of life.

Havebury’s highly experienced team of Independent Living Advisors has been supporting elderly people over a number of years, and is keen to ensure their skills are now available to all elderly and disabled people throughout the borough.

Chief Executive of Havebury, Karen Mayhew said; “We know getting the right advice and practical support is key to people feeling confident about living in their own homes and feeling good about their lives.  The Willow Support Service can help with a whole host of areas such as claiming benefits, accessing home improvement grants, aids and adaptations, help with basic IT skills, finding out about local classes – especially exercise classes, organising transport, home-helps, gardening services and help with complex correspondence. There are a wide range of services and these would be tailored to suit individual needs”.

As a registered charity keen to keep cost to a minimum, weekly charges for this service would start at just £6 per week.”

If you feel you would benefit from some extra support or you know someone needing some extra help in coping with the day-to-day demands of living independently, then contact Melanie Warner, Supported Housing Co-ordinator on 01284 722101 or e-mail

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