Sheltered and extra care housing

Accommodation for the over 60s or people with disabilities.

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Sheltered housing is accommodation for over those aged 60 and over, or slightly younger if they have a disability.

Resident, have their own self-contained flat or bungalow, and can benefit from a range of communal facilities. Properties have a 24-hour call system which offers peace of mind to residents.

Sheltered Schemes locations

Chorus Homes has seven sheltered schemes across Huntingdonshire:

  • Mill House, Ramsey
  • Windsor Court, Somersham
  • Mellors Court, Sawtry
  • Medway Court, Huntingdon
  • Hilary Lodge, Brampton
  • The Close, St. Neots
  • Rectory Gardens, Godmanchester

What facilities are available?

Sheltered schemes have a range of communal facilities including a lounge, extra kitchen, toilet and laundry facilities, hairdressers and gardens. Communal lounges are open to all residents and may be used by the wider community (with residents' and our consent).

We encourage residents to organise and take part in social activities within the schemes and can help facilitate events if required.  We maintain the gardens for all residents to enjoy.

The laundry is for the use of all residents to do personal washing. The sheltered housing warden can help to arrange a rota for residents to do their own washing.

How does the 24-hour call system work?

The 24-hour call system provides peace of mind and reassurance enabling residents to remain independent within their own homes. Pull cords are located within individual homes and communal areas and should be used if assistance is required. Pendants are also available to wear that can be pressed if help is required. Once activated, the alarm system notifies a 24-hour call centre who will contact your nominated person or emergency service.  A small charge applies for these services.

Wardens

A sheltered housing warden will visit weekly to carry out essential health and safety checks around the scheme. They hold drop-in sessions within each scheme, giving residents the opportunity to discuss any concerns or support needs they might have.

The sheltered housing warden will carry out weekly fire alarm tests, fire equipment checks and inspects the building for any hazards.

Extra care housing

Extra care is specialist housing for those aged 55 or over and have a care need. It allows residents to live independently in their own self-contained flat, including their own front door. Staff are on site and available 24 hours per day to provide personal care and support services.  Each extra care scheme has an on-site restaurant that serves a choice of three-course lunches, seven days a week.

Park View

Park View in Huntingdon has 29 rental apartments and five shared ownership apartments.

It is centrally located and with within walking distance of Huntingdon town centre.  Park View overlooks the town park, which hosts many summer music events and is a short walk to the Riverside Park, which has 34 acres of picturesque walks along the River Great Ouse.

Apartments

Each apartment has a modern and spacious bedroom, lounge, kitchen complete with an integrated oven and hob, and a beautifully finished bathroom with level access shower.

There is a 24-hour alarm system providing peace of mind and reassurance, enabling residents to remain independent within their own homes. Pull cords are located within individual homes and communal areas and should be used if assistance is required. Pendants are also available to wear that can be pressed if help is required. Once activated, the alarm system notifies the on-site care and support team who are available 24-hours a day.

Facilities

Park View offers a fully landscaped and enclosed garden, restaurant, hairdressers, laundry room, hobbies area, library, physiotherapy room and a guest suite available to residents’ visitors. Residents can enjoy the communal dining and lounge areas and has an on-site restaurant which offers a freshly prepared choice of midday meals seven days a week.

There will also be entertainment such as gentle exercise classes, computer training and coffee mornings.

Eden Place

Eden Place is an extra care scheme in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.  It is a short 10-minute walk from St. Ives centre. Built on the wide banks of the River Ouse between Huntingdon and Ely, this beautiful market town offers a wealth of history and culture.  

With a variety of shops, cafes and a weekly market, there's entertainment for all the community. It has many practical amenities including a supermarket, doctors, banks and dentist. The scheme offers a specialist type of housing for older people, helping residents to live independently while getting the care and support they need.

Apartments

Eden Place offers 55 apartments. Each apartment has a 24-hour alarm system providing peace of mind and reassurance, enabling residents to remain independent within their own homes. Pull cords are located within individual homes and communal areas and should be used if assistance is required. Pendants are also available to wear that can be pressed if help is required. Once activated, the alarm system notifies the on-site care and support team who are available 24-hours a day. Each apartment also includes an intercom system allowing you to speak directly to visitors at the front door.

All apartments include a wet room bathroom. The kitchens include an integrated oven and hob, with space for an under-counter washing machine and an upright fridge freezer.

Facilities

Eden Place facilities include a welcoming reception and lobby with a security door entry system for peace of mind. Eden Place has an on-site restaurant which offers a freshly prepared choice of a midday meal, seven days a week.

There are a number of communal areas for residents to socialise. Outside there is a sensory garden which has been designed as a relaxing and recreational area, alongside an outside dining area.

Further facilities include a hairdresser, physiotherapy room, laundry room, car parking and a scooter storage and charging area.

A varied programme of social activities run at Eden Place including coffee mornings and musical entertainment.

Interested?

To apply for sheltered or extra care housing please complete a Home-Link application.