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Limelight Celebrates First Birthday With Community Event

December 2018

Limelight, an innovative community housing project in Trafford, has marked its first birthday with a celebration event.

Residents, the local community and families came to the Community Christmas and Anniversary celebration which hosted Christmas Markets, local food vendors, activities and crafts, face painting, live music and also a Santa’s Grotto.

In its first year, Limelight has:

supported 921 community events – from exercise classes to poetry workshops
become home to 69 residents
received a massive 2129 hours of support from volunteers
issued 22,126 books from Old Trafford Library
given 40,590 hours of free early years education to local children in Amaryllis Nursery
carried out 1016 eye tests in Eyepad Opticians
welcomed over 200 clients in the Limelight Hair and Beauty Hub.

The flagship development from Trafford Housing Trust is an over 55’s Extra Care scheme on St Bride’s Way, Old Trafford, which offers apartments for Shared Ownership and rent, alongside a range of care packages, support, community facilities and social activities for residents. It also has an on-site health hub, library, pharmacy, opticians, hair and beauty hub, café and nursery, which are all open to the public.

Limelight also recently won two awards at the 2018 Inside Housing Development awards – Best Older People’s Housing Development and Best Affordable Housing Development. It also received a highly commended in the Best Residential Development category.

Limelight has 81 Extra Care apartments for Shared Ownership through Laurus Homes and for rent through Trafford Housing Trust. For more information on Limelight and apartments to rent, contact 0161 968 0101. For information on Shared Ownership at Limelight, contact 0161 968 0300 or visit Laurus Homes.

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