A move to Lyon Court inspires return of much loved hobby

11 Aug 2021

We have no doubt that there are many artistic, creative and talented people who live in our properties, so it came as no surprise when we learnt that one of our tenants at Lyon Court, Diana Delooze was a lover of writing poetry and had in fact written one about her time there.


Diana came to live at Lyon Court in December 2020 after her husband sadly died as she wanted to live somewhere smaller that felt like she was part of a community.


Diana said: “As soon as I started to look round I thought to myself how homely it felt, and knew that I wanted to live there.


“I have always enjoyed writing poems and verses for birthday and Christmas cards but I hadn’t written one for a while. It was only after moving into Lyon Court that I felt like returning to my old hobby, and I got back into the bug of writing again.


“I enjoyed writing the poem as it’s just how I feel living here at Lyon Court. I feel so safe and happy.”


We feel privileged to have you. Diana.

Poem by Diana Delooze from Lyon Court


‘I came here in January to Lyon Court

Leaving a house that I’d previously bought

I chose a flat which was on the first floor

But every flat has its own front door

I’ve got a kitchen and a shower room,

a lounge, diner and a roomy bedroom

Also a room for my scooter to be,

with shelves for things like my Christmas tree

Overlooking gardens all shades of green,

you can always tell when the gardeners have been!


Everyone is friendly and now can meet up,

for tea or coffee – some bring their own cup

Twice a week you can play bingo once more,

the winning cards are checked for sure!

The laundry room is quite a hike,

but keeps me fit without a bike

Janet’s in the office running the place,

and Louise is cleaning with a smile on her face


I’m glad I moved as I feel happy here

Hoping this is my home for many a year!’


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“Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home” 

Anonymous – WHA Resident

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

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