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SONGSTERS at Smithy Court danced the day away when they were joined by other people in the community for an afternoon of entertainment.

Residents at the Muir sheltered housing scheme sang along to country music, songs of yesteryear, and even took to the floor to dance some swing as they were serenaded by a singer at the Brighter Days event.

Smith Court event Smithy Court is benefiting from Brightlife funding that has previously proved successful in reducing social isolation in older people at another of Muir’s sheltered housing schemes, which is now engaging more with the wider community.

And some of the residents at that Tweedsmuir scheme in Chester joined those at Smithy Court to help kick-start its new calendar of events, along with some of the people from the Little Sutton community near Ellesmere Port who got together with them on the day.

Emma Davies, Supported Housing Officer at Muir Group Housing Association said: “It was a wonderful day and a great way to start the Brighter Days project at Smithy Court.

Smithy court event “Residents were enjoying themselves so much, singing and dancing, and it was good to see other members of the community taking part too.

“This event has given them an appetite for more, and the extra Brightlife funding we secured to extend this project is fantastic for residents at Smithy Court and for reducing social isolation for others in the community.”

Smithy Court is a sheltered housing scheme providing 40 flats for independent living, with support, if needed, for the over 55’s.

To learn more, visit https://www.muir.org.uk/smithy-court or call Muir on 0300 123 1222.