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CGA flies the flag for independent living

CGA flies the flag for independent living

We are extremely proud to announce that our brand-new flagship complex – ‘The Courtyards’ in Ingol - has welcomed its first residents!

‘The Courtyards’ is a unique extra care scheme for the over 55s, complete with 60 stylish apartments, a bistro, hairdressers, beauty salon, treatment rooms, wellness suite and activity hub, supplemented with 24-hour care provision for residents who require it.

Kathy Hadden, our Extra Care Manager said:

“We are thrilled with how smoothly day one has gone and our new residents are well and truly settled in. Our first resident even managed to get their supermarket shopping delivered right to their apartment within hours of moving in, which was great to see and exactly what we aimed for when we co-designed The Courtyards in conjunction with our existing customers – it’s absolutely “the place to be” for independent living in older age.”

“I am confident that The Courtyards will be a genuinely vibrant and dynamic place for the over 55s, with fabulous apartments and great community facilities for residents to enjoy with their families and friends. All fully accessible too to anyone with impaired mobility. We know it’s been a godsend for people like Mrs Clarkson who wants to live in her own home with support from neighbours and staff when she needs it, whilst being able to enjoy a range of facilities close by.”


The facilities, along with the communal garden space, will also be open to residents’ families and for the neighbouring community to enjoy once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Mr Rego moved into The Courtyards earlier this week and is delighted with his apartment, he said: 

“The unpacking is almost done and everything is in its new place. There’s nowhere quite like the Courtyards, im going to be very happy here."

With three open-spaced landscaped areas, an outdoor cabin for gardening and carpentry, together with outdoor fitness activities, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy whether they’re living at or visiting The Courtyards. When you just fancy a chat and a bite to eat, you can turn to the onsite Bistro, run by local Dragons’ Den celebrity Jamie Asquith.

All 1 and 2 bed apartments complete with their own personal outdoor space are being offered at affordable rents, to complement the wide range of housing which CGA already provides in the local area and you can find out more on our dedicated webpages here or get in touch by calling 0800 953 0213 or emailing the team on

You can read about what The Courtyards meant to Mrs Bateman in an earlier article here.

Apartment offer at The Courtyards will see family reunited

Apartment offer at The Courtyards will see family reunited

Our brand new, exciting extra care scheme in Ingol, Preston is nearing completion. The modern purpose-built accommodation features 40 x one-bedroom apartments and 20 x two-bedroom apartments. It also features a beautifully designed bistro seating up to 70 people, stylish hair salon, attentive on-site care team delivering services around the clock and various outdoor communal spaces surrounded by stunning gardens.

We are eager to announce that we have successfully allocated half of the apartments, bringing lots of excitement and joy to our future residents. The feedback received following the successful applicants receiving their formal offers has been fantastic and extremely uplifting during this uncertain and challenging time.

One of the successful applicants, Mrs Bateman is moving all the way from Bristol to reside back in Preston where she originally grew up and where her family remains. This offer of accommodation isn’t only impacting on Mrs Bateman’s health and well-being, but also her family who have wanted her to return to Preston for several years now. Her daughter Dawn got in touch expressing how grateful the family are, she said:

“My Mum has just called me crying her eyes out with sheer delight relief happiness joy and every other emotion possible. Her letter received this morning will change her life for the better and has come at the exact best time for her.  She has been self-isolating since March 13th and the last couple of days she has begun struggling a great deal with it all. Now she has a new lease of life and will be a new woman now!  

My daughter and I are so happy and excited that she can move to be near us and to be soon living in such a marvellous place it is a dream come true.  Thank you so much for your great communication throughout this application process and to have such a happy outcome will stay with me and my Mum forever.  We have honestly lived and breathed in hope since day one and just cannot believe how lucky we are.”


Services we have on offer at The Courtyards

  • The Bistro is open to residents and the community to enjoy with family and friends. Enjoy a cup of tea and cake or even a Sunday lunch.
  • 24-hour support and care available if desired to all residents
  • Internet access and Wi-Fi throughout, keeping you in touch with family and friends
  • Outdoor gym apparatus encouraging health and wellbeing
  • On-site hairdresser allowing residents to sit back and relax without having to travel to a salon

How to Apply

We are doing our best to open the show apartment for viewings very soon. If you would like to speak with our Extra Care Manager about the development, please contact us on 0800 953 0213.

For more information and to apply online visit,