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Housing Options - Here to Help - Your Housing Options in Stockport 2011

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  • Housing Optionsfor older people

    Here to helpOlder Persons' Services

    SHLOption6

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    Contents

    Sheltered Accommodation

    Sheltered Scheme Managers

    Birch Court, Marple (Extra Care Scheme)

    Brereton Court, Cheadle Hulme

    Edinburgh Close, Cheadle

    Oaktree Court, Cheadle

    Queens Court, Marple

    Queens Gardens, Cheadle

    Russell Gardens, Heaton Norris

    Smithy Green, Cheadle Hulme

    Torkington House, Hazel Grove

    Wimbourne Close, Cheadle Hulme

    Carecall

    Other housing options available

    Useful contact numbers

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    Introduction

    As your housing needs change, you may start to think aboutwhere you want to live and about the types of accommodationthat are available to you.

    Therefore before you make anydecisions you should consider allof the options available to you, asit is important for you to check thatyour requirements are fully metwhen looking at newaccommodation in the Stockportarea.

    This leaflet can help you to startworking through these choicesand provides you with informationon all of Stockport HomesSheltered and Extra CareSchemes, all of which areself-contained and easy tomanage.

    If you would like to discuss theseoptions further, please contact theSheltered Housing Team atStockport Homes on0161 218 1736 or email them atsheltered.housing@stockporthomes.org

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    Sheltered Accommodation

    A popular choice for many is to move into Sheltered Housing whichprovides you with:

    the chance to stay independent and active, but with peace ofmind that help is close at hand;

    services and groups which visit the scheme such as mobilehairdressers, library and chiropodists;

    the chance to come and go as you please; and

    the chance to use communal facilities and get involved in thewider social life and activities such as keep fit, coffeemornings and day trips.

    Typically the schemes consist of one or two bedroom self-containedflats.

    You would have a weekly rent to pay and a service charge(s) whichhelps maintain the property, communal areas, Scheme Manager andCarecall out-of-hours service. If you are on a low income, HousingBenefit will usually help you with these costs.

    The following pages provide some information on the ShelteredSchemes managed by Stockport Homes. If you want to apply for any ofthese properties you will need to contact the Homechoice Team on0161 474 2975. You can find information about other ShelteredSchemes on www.housingcare.org or by contacting the differentHousing Associations listed at the end of this leaflet.

  • Sheltered Scheme Managers

    Hi, Im the Scheme Manager at RussellGardens, and you will find other SchemeManagers like me at all of Stockport Homesother Sheltered Schemes. When you first moveinto your home I can help you settle in. I willstay in contact with you to check everything isok on a day-to-day basis and support you asmuch as you need.

    I wouldnt provide you with care or carry out personal tasks such ascleaning, bathing or helping with medication but if you find you needthis I can help you to get in touch with services that provide this. Ill alsobe there if you have a problem or need advice.

    When you live here you can get involved in as many or as few of theactivities as you like. At Russell Gardens we arrange keep-fit and otherleisure trips such as swimming and walks. If you want to practicecomputer games so you can beat your family and friends we have aNintendo Wii. Residents at the scheme will all meet up for lunches,bingo and quizzes, and much more. We always welcome newsuggestions so just let me know. Each of the schemes regularly hassomething going on so you wont miss out.

    Over the next few pages youll find lots of information about each of ourschemes, and youll be able to decide for yourself which one is best foryou. Then all you need to do is register your details with the HomechoiceTeam and keep your eye open for properties that get advertised eachfortnight. Theres even a Homechoice Support Assistant that can helpyou with this, just ask Homechoice when you register.

    Scheme Manager

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    Other housing options available

    Staying where you areMany people will wish to remain in their current home, where they feel atease and comfortable in their surroundings, although it is important toconsider if the property still meets your needs and requirements. If itdoesnt then there are a variety of options that you can consider,depending on whether you rent or own your own home.

    Help available can include minimum support such as a floating supportworker, help with the cost of living in your property, help with improvingaccessibility around your home or extra help with the provision ofservices, which could take the form of help with bathing, meals onwheels and social activities. A list of agencies that provide this type ofhelp can be found at the back of this leaflet.

    Moving in with family or friendsThe decision to move in with family or friends needs to be thoughtthrough properly, and it is vital to ensure that you have a good strongrelationship with them. It is very different to live with someone asopposed to being a regular visitor or good friend. You will need to havean agreement covering such things as living, sleeping and eatingarrangements and also your financial contribution to the bills andexpenses. It may be a good idea to try the move on a trial basis beforemaking a final commitment.

    Buying retirement housingYou may currently own your own home, but wish to move to a smallerproperty that is more manageable and cheaper to run. Some of thisaccommodation is provided on a leasehold basis, including help withremovals from your old house and the availability of a Scheme Managerwho organises maintenance and other services. When thinking aboutthe cost you should also consider whether the service charges will beaffordable to you.

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    Moving to housing where help or care is at handExtra Care Housing provides care and support for older people andhelps them to live independently for as long as possible. It is sometimescalled very sheltered housing.

    The schemes consist of self-contained flats, designed to suit the needsof older people.

    Extra Care Housing gives you the security and privacy of your ownhome, with additional facilities on the premises and care and supportstaff either based on-site or on-call.

    Moving to Extra Care Housing can ensure a more flexible approach istaken in responding to the times in your life when your circumstanceschange.

    Care homes look after the needs of older people who are no longer ableto live independently in their own home, even with help from family andfriends or with community care. Care homes are available with or withoutnursing care and are managed by Stockport Council, HousingAssociations, charities and private individuals or companies. Typicallycare homes are staffed 24 hours a day and residents have their ownroom, often with ensuite facilities. Bathrooms in care homes will havespecialist aids and equipment for disabled residents. All meals areprovided and staff will assist residents with their personal care.

    Other housing options available

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    Birch Court Extra Care, Marple

    Age Restriction:

    Accommodation:

    Facilities:

    Communalfacilities:

    Carecall:

    Borough Care:

    SchemeManager:

    Social activities:

    Local facilities:

    60+

    5 two bedroom flats12 one bedroom flats9 flats are wheelchair accessible

    Self-contained with communal heating.

    Lounge, kitchen, assisted bath andshower room, treatment room,hairdressing salon, laundry, electricscooter store, garden, two -conservatories and a lift.

    Cover available when SchemeManager is not on-site.

    Available during the day and sleepin at night.

    On-site during the day, Monday - Friday,and does a daily call to all flats.

    Wide range of activities includinghealth and fitness, organised events,coffee mornings, Nintendo Wii andbingo.

    Within a mile of good shoppingcentre with bus stops.

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    Brereton Court, Cheadle Hulme

    Age Restriction:

    Accommodation:

    Facilities:

    Communalfacilities:

    Carecall:

    SchemeManager:

    Social activities:

    Local facilities:

    60+

    32 one bedroom flats

    Self-contained with gas central heating.

    Lounge, kitchen, laundry and wellmaintained landscaped gardens.

    Cover available when SchemeManager is not on-site.

    On-site during the day, Monday - Friday,and does a daily call to all flats.

    Wide range of activities includinghealth and fitness, organisedevents, coffee mornings and bingo.

    Shops in walking distance.

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    Edinburgh Close, Cheadle

    Age Restriction:

    Accommodation:

    Facilities:

    Communalfacilities:

    Carecall:

    SchemeManager:

    Social activities:

    Local facilities:

    60+

    33 one bedroom flats

    Self-contained with electric storageheaters.

    Lounge, kitchen, laundry and wellmaintained landscaped gardens.

    Cover available when Scheme