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What is independent living?

Independent living enables over 55s to enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle. The schemes are mixed tenure, meaning there are a number of options available to residents. Residents can rent, buy and/or become a shared owner of independent living properties.

To find out more about our independent living schemes, get in touch.

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Naughton Fields

In 2012, we built our flagship independent living scheme, Naughton Fields on Liverpool Road, Widnes.

The development consists of 47 two-bedroom apartments and is available for people over 55. The scheme is mixed tenure, which means homes within this scheme are available for affordable rent, Shared Ownership and outright sale. Naughton has support on-site, as well as a bistro, hair salon and a number of communal facilities such as landscaped gardens and a comfy living room.

Barkla Fields

Barkla Fields, our second independent living scheme opened in April 2016.  The £6 million development offers 50 apartments – 32 will be allocated for affordable rent, 12 for shared ownership and 6 for outright sale.

Located on Ashley Green (off Dundalk Road) in Widnes, the development offers similar facilities to Naughton Fields, with its own bistro, communal areas and activity room offering a range of social activities and events. 


Hazlehurst will be our third  independent living  scheme once complete  following the development of  our hugely successful Barkla Fields and Naughton Fields schemes in Widnes.

Located in the Sandymoor area of Runcorn, the specialist apartments will feature a range of contemporary facilities including a bistro and multi-function room, available to residents and the wider community.

The scheme is to be named “Hazlehurst” after local businessman Thomas Hazlehurst who founded soap and alkali manufacturing company, Hazlehurst & Sons in 1816.

Hazlehurst is expected to be completed in summer 2022.

Find out more and keep up to date with our Hazlehurst scheme here.

Looking to Move?

To apply to live in any of our properties you must have an active Property Pool Plus account. To register for an account, simply follow all of the Property Pool Plus registration steps.

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