Many people have misconceptions about sheltered housing and worry that they may lose some independence but this is not what our current residents told us in 2009/10.
They tell us the top benefits they really enjoy are –
- The security/safety/peace of mind
- The community/friendship/company
- No worries about repairs or unexpected bills
- Independence and own front door
- An interesting life/stimulation/new activities
- four sheltered schemes currently with a Mobile Support officer visiting most days in addition to Telecare
- seven sheltered schemes with a scheme manager available 5 days a week in addition to Telecare
- five sheltered schemes with a scheme manager on duty 7 days a week and a daily lunch service available, and night cover by Telecare
All sheltered schemes have a communal lounge for socialising, pleasant gardens, a guest room for visitors to stay, a fully equipped laundry and some have additional facilities like a passenger lift and hairdressing room. A booklet giving further details on all schemes can be viewed here MVHA Sheltered Housing Booklet (1.3 MB) or ring us and request one to be sent to you.
In addition we have various blocks of flats, connected to Invicta’s Telecare Service which provides support in the event of an emergency, mostly for people over 60 years of age.
In Dorking there is
- Archway Place, 26 one bed flats close to St Martins Walk,
- Chequers Place and Marlborough Court, a mix of 38 studio and one bed flats and bungalows near Sainsbury’s, and
- 28 one bed flats and bungalows in Chart Gardens.
In Leatherhead there are
- 26 one bed flats close to Sainsbury’s
- In Bookham 17 bungalows & 27 flats
In addition there are other small blocks of flats in Leigh, Capel, Beare Green, Newdigate and Westcott and some bungalows in North Holmwood, Beare Green and Charlwood.
We are currently reviewing our properties for older people to ensure a good choice of property types, sizes and locations.
Please click here (2.9 MB) for details of some new retirement housing coming soon to Dorking.
If you are interesting in finding out more or wish to discuss housing options, please contact any member of the Sheltered Housing team. If you wish to apply for our accommodation, applications are processed by Mole Valley District Council and application forms can be collected from their offices or from our office at Regent House.
For more information about the support and help available please visit our Circle Support website
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