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About Us

Built in partnership with Stoke on Trent City Council, Sapphire, a consortium made up of Your Housing Group, Eric Wright Group and Kajima Partnerships Limited, have been selected to build 390 retirement living apartments across three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.

The three developments – Willow Barns in Blurton, Oak Priory in Abbey Hulton and Maple West in Chell, are all designed for people aged 55 and over and offer airy, spacious open plan apartments within a community setting, with a range of communal facilities on site – including catering facilities, hairdressers and beauty salon.

The retirement living developments offer people over 55 the opportunity to live an active life independently for longer, in a safe and secure development with the flexibility of tailoring your care and support packages to your need, as and when required.

What is Retirement Living?

Our developments are designed around your individual needs, enabling you to remain independent in your own home, with the flexibility of support and care as and when it’s needed. With staff on hand, you can rest assured that help is always there if you need it. Retirement Living is ideal if your present accommodation no longer meets your needs or if you feel isolated or lonely. Willow Barns gives you the freedom to choose. Our Retirement Living developments offers both one-bed plus two-bed apartments. Your home will include a spacious, open plan living room, a fitted kitchen and a wet room.

The support team will provide help and support that is flexible to meet the resident’s needs, providing a safe and secure environment and most importantly, giving residents peace of mind.

On-site facilities will include communal lounges, catering facilities, a launderette, landscaped gardens, hair and beauty salons and a variety of social and activity events and will be available for a range of people. To find out more about any of our developments, please call us on 0800 5610015, where a advisor will be able to help you.



Sapphire is currently recruiting to several staff posts across our three developments. To view more information about the jobs we have on offer or to look at one of our job descriptions or role profiles, please click here.


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