Thirty three self contained bungalows and flats are situated within the 10 acre complex; ten of these are for double occupancy. There is a high degree of independence for those living within the sheltered housing but this is also supported with appropriate care.
The trustees wish to offer environmentally friendly facilities with custom built homes for the elderly, but allowing for self help, self reliance and dignity in old age.
A team of staff are assigned to domiciliary care duties and they visit each dwelling on a daily basis. There is an intercom system that links directly to the care home in case of an emergency. Individual care packages are implemented for sheltered housing residents when they require long term assistance with any of their daily needs. They may also use services such as the hairdresser or chiropodist.
These packages are built up after an assessment has taken place. Contracts are then issued clearly indicating the care agreed and the cost involved.
Parking spaces close to each dwelling are available for residents if you have your own car. Alternatively, transport to medical appointments can be arranged through the voluntary car system based at the local hospital or any local taxi firm. In certain circumstances our own mini bus may be used to ensure all needs are met. The cost incurred for all these modes of transport are billed directly to the service user.
The cottages themselves have been built over an 90-year period and, as such, the room sizes and facilities vary. All have undergone modernisation over the years. We have recently completed a major rebuild programme for the eldest cottages.
The new bungalows allow for all facilities to be wheelchair friendly, electrical sockets positioned at suitable heights, wet rooms to replace baths, grab rails where appropriate, slip resistant floor coverings and internet access. Heating will incorporate solar panels and insulation are to the latest standard.
You will only pay for electricity consumed by you, which is measured on an individual meter. In the new bungalows you will also be on a water meter. Council Tax, internal and external repairs, TV reception and contents insurance (limited) are all included in your rental. Private telephone lines are the responsibility of the occupant.