Trafford Housing Trust

First tenant moves into Fiona Gardens

30 June 2014

Fiona Bone.JPGFiona Gardens, an Extra Care housing development in Sale named after local policewoman Fiona Bone and run by Trafford Housing Trust, has welcomed its first resident.


Tom Stephens, from Ashton on Mersey Village, has Cerebral Palsy and has wanted to live independently for some time but previously there has been nowhere in the local area able to offer an independent living able to cater for his needs.

Tom will also assist with the running of Fiona Gardens, as he and other future residents will be given the opportunity to take turns to man the reception desk amongst other tasks.

The £7m seventy-one unit extra care development on Atkinson Road, close to where Fiona, who was killed in a gun and grenade attack in 2012, lived is on the site of former Place Road Sheltered Scheme and the former Centre of Independent Living Centre, Atkinson Court.

These prestigious town centre apartments are available for both shared ownership and rental.

_MG_1396-3314167890-O.jpgTom commented: “I’m so happy to be moving into Fiona Gardens. The building is fantastic and provides me with a great opportunity to live independently. I’m also very happy to be working on the front desk and look forward to helping out visitors and my fellow residents.”

Rodger Cairns, Managing Director, Independent Living, Trafford Housing Trust commented: “I’m very happy to welcome Tom and other residents who’ll soon be joining him into Fiona Gardens. As a welcoming, safe and enjoyable place to live, Fiona Gardens is a symbol of all that is good and positive in our local area.”



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