The beautiful town of Market Harborough provides a happy home for retirement.
Raising a sparkling glass as she laughs with friends, Margie Fone is right to feel safe and secure, though this wasn’t always the case.
“I had an aneurysm rupture and needed major surgery,” she recalls. “At the time, I had to call the ambulance myself.”
It was a frightening time for Margie and her family. But now that she lives in Welland Place in Market Harborough, Margie – and her neighbours – can be reassured of care, support and assistance as and when they require it, at any time round the clock.
Exclusively for people aged 60 and over, Welland Place forms a vibrant community of like-minded people who value their time and independence. They enjoy landscaped gardens, a cafe bistro, a library, hairdressing salon and even a swimming pool with spa and gym facilities. But beyond this is also the reassurance of a dedicated team of caring and professional staff, on site 24-hours a day, providing personalised long and short- term care and assistance when needed.
“My children are very reassured that there are staff on site here 24-hours a day, and there are call buttons if you need help,” Margie adds. “I’m only going to get older, and nobody knows what’s round the corner. It’s very good to have the help available on site, and Welland Place is so beautiful, it’s really like a five star hotel. I felt so comfortable from the first time I looked at it.”
Day or night, professionally qualified members of staff are available to offer whatever help you need, from personal care to shopping and maintenance jobs around the home and garden. You are therefore free to enjoy your privacy, social life, hobbies and pursuits as you choose, safe in the knowledge that personalised care and support, and emergency assistance, is always on hand as and when you may require it.
Packages to suit your needs
Our wellbeing package includes 24-hour staff support, daily contact and varied activity options. Individual personal care can be arranged to suit your needs and take away the worry of day-to-day chores such as meal preparation, laundry or bills. In this way, you are free to spend more time enjoying activities and friendships.
We will take time to get to know you as an individual, understanding your needs and preferences in order to support your well-being, both now and in the future.
“As soon as I saw that one apartment, I knew that was the place I should be,” smiles resident Marion Foskett. As with all residents, Marion had the option to buy, rent or part-purchase a choice of one- and two-bedroom properties for individuals, couples and those who would like some extra space for guests. Energy-efficient and well soundproofed, with underfloor heating to the bathroom, broadband facilities and a discreet touch button call system, Welland Place’s apartments bring you security and reassurance with style and elegance. They are also all covered by Premier Buildmark Home Warranties, that include cover for structural repairs.
Discover the benefits
All this in the beautiful town of Market Harborough, with vintage local attractions, numerous opportunities for local shopping or eating out, easy rail and road links to surrounding cities, and barely an hour from London St Pancras. Getting out and about is easy, on foot or by public transport, though Welland Place also has the added benefit of secure underground parking for those who drive.
Meanwhile, residents continue to enjoy spending their time in the way that they choose. Beryl Hill, for example, is interested in the WEA adult learning courses available locally, while Marion enjoys the book club and regular swimming. “And I helped to raise a nest of blackbirds whose nest was in my hedge!” she adds, laughing.
Welland Place is part of MHA, the national charity providing accommodation, care and support services to 16,000 older people. Recently named Best Residential Care Provider by leading market information provider Laing & Buisson, we understand what is required for safe and fulfilling later living.