New development opens its doors

VISITORS can take a peek at Ponteland’s new assisted-living development.

McCarthy and Stone is inviting people to have a look at its Henderson Court development in North Road in drop-in sessions tomorrow and Saturday, from 11am to 4pm.

The development offers 59 one and two bedroom apartments, exclusively for those over the age of 70.

There are communal facilities and support services, as well as a waitress service restaurant that can provide hot meals 365 days a year, even offering to deliver them to residents’ apartments.

One hour of domestic assistance a week is automatically provided through the service charge, but additional support can be bought on a short or long-term basis, and washing, ironing and shopping services are also available.