RADIS Community Care has announced that it is now the care provider for Portishead's Waverley Court.

Waverley Court is made up of 60 apartments, as well as eight retirement bungalows.

The site is now the third Extra Care Service for Radis Community Care, who has partnered up with housing provider Anchor to support North Somerset residents.

Paula Hoggarth, group operations director at Radis Community Care, said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Anchor and look forward to working alongside them to provide quality care for the residents at Waverley Court.

“Extra Care Housing and Services can provide an alternative to residential care, and with our excellent care team on site, we will be able to support more people in North Somerset to remain independent in a home of their choice.”

Teresa Gibbs, operations manager at Anchor for Waverley Court, added: “We are looking forward to working with Radis Community Care to deliver quality care for residents which allows them to maintain the independence they enjoy alongside the added benefit of care from an on-site team.”   

The Extra Care Service features an activities room, hairdressers, reading room, lounge and IT Suite.

Residents can take advantage of an on-site catering service if they choose.

There are also regular quizzes, exercise classes, craft activities and social events.

The Anchor website reads: "A local manager looks after the buildings and grounds, plus all maintenance and repairs, and assists with access to any further help and support.

"Plus, with Anchor's 24 hour emergency call system, you will always have access to help and assistance if required. Optional social activities on this estate include coffee mornings, entertainment evenings and keep fit.

"You'll find shops, doctors' surgeries and a post office all on your doorstep, plus there are bus routes nearby to Bristol, Congresbury and Clevedon."

Where possible, residents are also allowed to keep their pets within the home.

Paula concluded: “In many cases, residents of care schemes are often forced to make a decision about where their pets will go, but at Waverley Court, many of the residents will be able to take cats or dogs with them.”