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Independent Living

Independent Living helps customers to enjoy their home environment for as long as possible. We promote choice and individual control over decisions while giving reassurance about safety and security. We help customers to find services for additional support with everyday tasks.

Independent Living Centres

Independent Living staff are based on site during the working week. Duties include:

  • Wellbeing daily calls
  • Dealing with emergencies and calling for appropriate help
  • Giving advice and information
  • Helping customers to arrange social events
  • Reporting repairs and making sure the scheme is well maintained and clean
  • Looking after the communal facilities
  • Health & Safety checks to buildings and communal areas

Each scheme has its own activity calendar to suit the wishes of customers, these activities can include:

Lunch Clubs      Open Days
Boccia/Bowls Holiday Breaks
Dancing    Walks and Cycling
Craft Sessions Art Classes
Day Trips Afternoon Tea/Coffee
Cooking Classes  Computer Clubs

Customers and other volunteers are always appreciated to help the Independent Living team with activities or have ideas for new ones.

If you would like to find out more about our services or become an Independent Living customer, please contact us.

North Shropshire

North Shropshire 

Kingsway Court, Whitchurch

19 x 1 bed bungalows and 2 x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and a community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry. 

Fairfields, Whitchurch

17 x 1 bed flats, non-resident scheme manager and community alarm. communal lounge and laundry.

Levi Court, Ellesmere

19 x 1 bed bungalows. Non-resident scheme manager and community alarm. Communal lounge and laundry

Charter Court, Market Drayton

27 x 1 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry

Normanbrook Court, Market Drayton

24 x 1 bed flats and 1 x 1 bed bungalow. Non-resident scheme manager, community alarm, communal lounge and laundry

Elizabeth Court, Market Drayton

27x 1 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry

Prince William Court, Wem

18 x 1 bed bungalows and a non-resident scheme manager with a community alarms service. Communal lounge and laundry

The Meadows, Hodnet

2 x 1 bed bungalows and 13 x 2 bed bungalows. non-resident scheme manager, community alarm service, communal lounge and laundry.

Millington Close, Baschurch

18 x 1 bed bungalows with a non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry.

South Shropshire

South Shropshire

Rectory Gardens, Worthen 

10 x 1 bed bungalows and 3 x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge/day centre.

Ley Gardens/Lawley Close, Church Stretton

3x one bed flats, 16x 2 bed flats and 19x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge, garden, activities room and laundry. 

Grange Road, Bishops Castle

16x 1 bed bungalows and 2x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry. 

Lydbury North

6x 1 bed bungalows and 1x 2 bed bungalow with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal laundry 

Millmead, Craven Arms

18x 1 bed and 1x 2 bed flat with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge, garden and laundry

Lambeth Close, Craven Arms

4x 1 bed flats, 4x 2 bed flats, 9x 1 bed bungalows and 6x 2 bed bungalows with resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry.

Haslehurst Close, Clun

19x 1 bed bungalows and 5x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry.

Whitefriars, Ludlow

35x 1 bed bungalows and 13x 2 bed bungalows with resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry.

Upper Fee, Ludlow

22x 1 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal garden, community centre, activities room and laundry.

Three Crosses, Clee Hill

22x 1 bed bungalows and 4x 2 bed bungalows with a resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge and laundry

St Mary’s Place, Cleobury Mortimer

18x 1 bed bungalows and 4x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge, garden and laundry.

Forresters Road, Burford

13x 1 bed bungalows and 4x 2 bed bungalows with non-resident scheme manager and community alarm service. Communal lounge.

Westlands, Wem

Westlands, Wem

Vaughan Place, Westlands, Wem
Coming in early 2018 

  • 11 one bed apartments 
  • 9 two bed apartments 
  • 12 two bed bungalows 

The scheme is designed to help people live independantly in their homes for longer. All the properties are designed around a beautiful courtyard area which contains a community room for weekly activities, a boules court and raised flower beds. 

Each home will be wheelchair accessible, with a lift to first floor flats, scooter charging points and have a personal alarm/pendant for your added security. 

The scheme allows for one hour of dedicated support every week for the residents to assist with every day activities such as light cleaning duties, help with correspondence, help with going shopping or attending appointments, or reducing lonliness.  

Eligibility 

Westlands is indended for people who need some support the live independently. 

Your main support comes from a dedicated Independent Living Coordinator and the HomeLife Support Officer. Should you need additional care or support, this can be bought in, so that you have the flexibility to enable you to live in your own home for as long as possible. 

The Indepedent Living Coordinator will be able to help you apply and assess your needs and advise on other services that you can access. 

Owners occupiers are also eligible to apply for the scheme. Contact us for more information. 

Facilities 

The scheme has its own community room and office for staff and private consultations. 

There are many activities, events, lunch clubs and functions provided that you can choose from of which your Independent Living Coordinator will keep you informed. 

Applying 

To apply for a home at Westlands, you need to be registered on Shropshire Homepoint  

If you or a family member is interested in living at Westlands Wem call us on 0300 303 1190 

Beech Gardens, Ludlow

Beech Gardens, Ludlow

Coming in Spring 2018 

Beech Gardens, Ludlow is a new Independent Living Scheme that consists of:

  • 12 one bedroom apartments 
  • 10 two bedroom apartments 
  • 4 two bedroom bungalows 

The scheme is designed to help people live independently in their homes for longer.  All the properties are designed around a beautiful courtyard area which contains raised planters, petanque court and greenhouse area. 

The scheme is gated, with secured door entry systems to give you peace of mind.  Each home is beautifully designed and are level access throughout, with: 

  • Scooter parking space and external individual charging point for every property
  • Level access designed bathroom 
  • 'Garden apartment' design, looking out onto your own patio or balcony area
  • Bungalows have their own small garden and patio space 
  • Secured area for the complex with pass key access
  • Car parking for residents and visitors 

The new homes are an extension of the adjacent Independent Living Scheme, where there is shared access to:

  • Community room 
  • Laundry area
  • Activities, trips, events, annual holiday arranged by on-site staff 

Beech Gardens is intended for people who need some support to live independently.

Support

Your main support comes from the resident Independent Living Coordinator and the HomeLife support team.  Should you need additional care or support, this can be bought in, so that you have the flexibility to enable you to live in your own home for as long as possible. 

The Independent Living Coordinator will be able to help you apply and assess your needs and advise on other services that you can access.

Owner occupiers are also eligible to apply for the scheme. Just ask one of our team for advice and assistance.

Facilities

The scheme has private access to the nearby Independent Living Centre’s communal facilities, including laundry facilities, community room and office for staff and private consultations.

There are many activities, events, lunch clubs  and functions provided that you can choose from of which your Independent Living Coordinator will keep you informed.

Floorplans

     

       1 Bedroom Apartment                               2 Bedroom Apartment

                                           2 Bedroom Bungalow