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For those who do not require a high degree of care, our purpose-built sheltered housing offers accommodation with support. Hunter and Mountier Courts offer 70 self-contained flats designed for both couples and individuals, each with their own front door for personal privacy and independence. Each flat has its own kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a television socket and telephone/internet point.
With staff on site every day for support and advice and a 24-hour emergency alarm system, residents and their families can relax in the knowledge that there is always someone on hand to help.
Residents can meet in the large, purpose-built communal lounge area with its own kitchen facilities, and french doors give access to outdoor decked areas leading down to the gardens. There are laundry rooms with washing machines and tumble dryers. There is a door entry system and 24-hour CCTV giving you security, and lifts give ready access to all floors.
Friends and family are always welcome to visit and for a small charge, guests can stay in the comfortable guest rooms to make the most of their time with their loved ones.
A range of activities and social events are planned throughout the year for residents. As a Christian organisation, regular services are held for those who wish to attend.
Above all, Homesdale is your home - you have freedom to spend your time however you wish.
How do I apply?
Is there an assessment for sheltered housing?
You will be invited to an assessment at Homesdale when a property becomes available. This will be an informal chat which enables staff to confirm that sheltered housing is suitable for you and Homesdale can support your needs. You will also have the opportunity to see the property, look around the Complex and ask any questions you may have.
How much is the rent for sheltered housing?
The rent that you pay includes the property rent, service charge, support charge, heating, hot water and water rates. When you make an enquiry the staff will discuss costs with you.
Some of the rent and service charge can be covered by housing benefit. If you think that you may be eligible you will need to apply to the local authority to be assessed. Again the staff can give you help and advice on this.
Is there anything else I need to pay?
Your rent covers most things, however you will still need to pay electricity charges for your flat, Council Tax, contents insurance, and telephone/internet costs.
The staff can advise you on the Council Tax charge and you may be entitled to a discount or a rebate but would need an assessment by the local authority.
Are there staff on site?
There is a warden on duty 7 days a week, hours are displayed weekly on the noticeboards.
What happens if I need to talk to somebody when the warden is not on duty?
All flats and communal areas around the complex have emergency call buttons and pull cords. If you need urgent assistance then the emergency alarm system will put you in contact with Lifeline who will be able to advise and help you. They will be able to contact emergency services or a relative if you need this.
Is there any additional support available?
Homesdale is registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a domiciliary care unit, this means that daily living services and personal care can be provided on site at an extra cost. This includes help with cleaning, changing sheets, laundry, shopping, escorts to hospital. We can also help with administration of medication, and personal care, showering washing, and dressing. If there is anything you need the staff will endeavour to accommodate this.
You can also opt-in to a midday two-course hot lunch and socialise with other residents. There is an additional charge for this. This can be taken daily, or as and when you want it. Please ask for a sample menu.
Homesdale also has Pastoral Workers who support the wardens with visiting residents, hosting and arranging on-site weekly Christian services and are available for conversation and prayer.
What happens if something goes wrong in the flat?
Homesdale has regular approved tradespeople who will be called if necessary. If something does need attention simply tell the warden when they are on duty, or in an emergency use the call system.
Are there any organised activities?
The complex has a communal lounge that all residents can use at any time. This can be informally with visitors or with other residents. There are regular coffee mornings, afternoon tea, games, entertainment and gentle exercises arranged by the wardens. Homesdale also has a minibus for regular organised outings to the countryside, seaside or shopping.
Are there religious services?
There is a weekly Christian service on-site arranged by the Pastoral Workers, which includes visits from other local ministers and speakers from a range of denominational backgrounds. In addition there is a monthly communion service and special on-site services for Good Friday, Armistice Day, the World Day of Prayer and a popular Christmas Carol service.
Can I bring my own furniture to the flat?
All flats are made available unfurnished, so you will need to provide carpets and curtains, fridge/freezer and electric cooker in addition to any furniture you will need. The flat will be newly decorated before you move in.
Can I have guests to stay?
We have two twin-bedded ensuite guest bedrooms that are available for a small fee. Please ensure you speak to staff to book the rooms as soon as you know you need them.
Who will have access to my personal details?
We will ask for personal details such as your date of birth, GP, medical conditions and medication and who to contact in an emergency. This will be kept locked in the office and access is only for staff that need to know these details. We will ask your permission regarding passing these details onto medical professionals if it is necessary.