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Watch Factory

Extra care apartments and bungalows for the elderly and disabled in Prescot. Managed by Knowsley Housing Trust this is a place I would recommend for anyone who wants to keep there independence and have access to onsite care.

Main facts

· Extra care housing

· 70 flats, bungalows. Built in 2017. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom

· Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service

· Lounge, Restaurant open to the public, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room, Hairdressing salon

· New residents accepted from 55 years of age

· Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord) and Shared Ownership

· Care provider: Community Integrated Care

I was kindly invited along to The Watch Factory by Shirley who runs the on-site salon All About Hair.

The salon is open to the public and the residents find it somewhere they can come together have a good gab and a pamper. The salon is Fully wheelchair accessible, I have never seen anything like it. The seats could be moved from the backwashes to enable wheelchair users to remain in their own chair and still have their hair washed without being soaked or uncomfortable.

I was treated to a relaxing hair wash/massage and then a blow dry by the lovely Hollie. It has been a long time since I have had my hair washed at a salon as they mostly have chairs attached to the back washes that do not move to enable wheelchair access.

All I can say is I absolutely love this salon it is such a warm friendly environment to be welcomed into I really didn’t want to leave. Shirley has really thought about how her salon can be accessible to all.

This is more than a salon it’s a place where all feel included and a community place for all the residents to gather. There is also a good sized beauty room with a hydraulic bed to make it easy for transfers, Shelly is the beautician and offers many treatments from acrylic nails to waxing, you can call on 07596715337 to book an appointment.

Halo Holistics –

Are also on-site in the beauty room offering various treatments from full body massage to Crystal Therapy. I have booked in for an Indian Head massage. You can book appointments at the above website.

ROAST - Onsite Bistro

Another fantastic feature of the Watch Factory is there on-site Bistro ROAST, please visit there FB page @

I highly recommend this place for food very well priced. Food is home cooked and absolutely delicious, the staff are so friendly and you feel so welcome, I was even welcomed by residents dining in there, the place is just like going around to your nans for tea, very welcoming.

If I had to describe The Watch Factory in one word it would be FAMILY, this is somewhere you would be proud to call home. I really want to put my name down now so I get a place when I’m 55.

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