Clive Efford MP cuts the ribbon at new Eltham retirement development

Local MP Clive Efford joined Churchill Retirement Living on Friday 4th October to officially open its retirement development in Eltham, Jefferies Lodge.

Locals visited the Lodge on Footscray Road to see Mr Efford take part in an official ribbon cutting ceremony with Churchill’s Regional Managing Director, Ian Buyers, along with new apartment Owners and Lodge Manager Anita Hickey.

Visitors to the event were also given the opportunity to view the development’s beautiful Show Complex, before being treated to a glass of fizz and canapés in the Owners’ Lounge. 

Clive Efford MP said: “I was pleased to be asked to open the new Jefferies Lodge development in my constituency, and it was an honour to cut the ribbon. Retirement properties are a crucial part of meeting the UK’s housing challenge and Churchill’s new development is a significant addition to the housing provision here in Eltham. 

Specialist retirement housing is proven to have a beneficial effect on older people’s health and wellbeing, be it from being in a modern, warm, well insulated home to having a sense of community and helping to beat loneliness. It was also heartening to meet the new Owners now calling Jefferies Lodge home and hear so many positive stories from them.

Churchill’s new Jefferies Lodge development comprises 38 privately owned, self-contained apartments that are specially designed for the over 60s.  Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to local shops and amenities. 

Apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system and a 24 hour emergency call system. 

To find out more, visit the Show Complex, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 020 8108 1459 or visit