Esther discusses retirement living in Wilmslow

Housing Minister and MP for Tatton, Esther McVey, visited McCathy and Stones' Lawson Grange Retirement Living development in Wilmslow last week, located on Holly Road North.

The local MP took a tour of the development, which is celebrating its second anniversary, and spoke with homeowners about their lifestyle at Lawson Grange and the benefits of retirement living.  During the tour, Ms McVey met McCarthy & Stone CEO, John Tonkiss, to discuss the importance of suitable accommodation in later living and how McCarthy and Stone is helping to provide bespoke housing for older residents.

Esther said: “It was a pleasure to be able to visit Lawson Grange and meet some of the homeowners at the development. It’s important that we do not forget about older members of the community and those who might be looking to downsize, or to benefit from a supportive, yet independent environment.”

John Tonkiss, CEO at McCarthy and Stone, added: “We would like to extend our thanks to Esther for taking the time to visit Lawson Grange and meet our homeowners. It was a pleasure to be able to show her around one of our age-exclusive developments and demonstrate the benefits they provide to older people.”

One of the UK’s leading retirement developers and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy and Stone, designs and builds age-exclusive developments that cater for older people who want high-quality, centrally located housing that allows them to maintain an active and independent lifestyle, surrounded by the right support and which is tailored to their individual needs.

Lawson Grange features one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, designed exclusively for those aged 60 and over. Facilities at the development include a spacious homeowners’ lounge, ideal for socialising with friends, beautifully landscaped gardens in which to relax, and a hotel-style guest suite should friends or relatives wish to stay.

A House Manager takes care of the smooth-running of the development and provides support to homeowners, while a security entrance system and 24-hour emergency call system provide added peace-of-mind for homeowners and their families.

Esther was delighted to host a question and answer session with residents, where the current political situation was as much a topic for discussion as was housing and how to ensure young people could get on the housing ladder. Esther joined residents for birthday cake at the conclusion of the visit.