Firths Homes

Retirement housing
1 Nethergreen Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshsire, S11 7EG
1 Nethergreen Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshsire, S11 7EG

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Sheffield Firth's Almshouses

Manager's Description

"This is an almshouse charity. We welcome enquiries at any time from singles or couples over 60 years of age. You must have good mobility and be able to look after yourself independently. Housing app..." Show more "This is an almshouse charity. We welcome enquiries at any time from singles or couples over 60 years of age. You must have good mobility and be able to look after yourself independently. Housing applications are assessed by our Trustees.

The lively community here is ideal for those newly retired. Trustees are proud of happiness residents feel when moving here. The homes are spacious and are set in peaceful well maintained grounds. Preference is given to Sheffield residents and to those returning here or with local connections we will consider all applicants. Rent is below Housing Benefit LHA rate. Please note that NO deposit is required from new residents." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
Tenure(s): Licence
32 flats, bungalows. Built in 1970 and renovated in 2017. Sizes 1 bedroom.
Resident management staff, Visiting management staff (Visiting weekly or on-call) (24 hours, 7 days) and Careline alarm service
Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room, Library, events kitchen with fully fitted oven etc
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 500 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 1.5 mile(s); GP 500 yards; social centre 1.5 mile(s).
This almshouse charity caters for: Residents of Sheffield aged 60+ with priority to those with limited means. Weekly Social activities include: Various, organised by Warden and/or Residents Social Committee. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Housing Authority: Sheffield
Social Care Authority: Sheffield

Ethos / Lifestyle

Community interaction
  • The scheme is located within an existing active community
  • The scheme is within easy reach of an existing active community
  • The scheme relies on itself for community /neighbourhood interaction
  • We facilitate spiritual and religious observance
  • Staff can speak languages other than English
Social Activities
  • There are regular social activities
    Including: Various
  • Entertainment
  • Outings
  • Regular activities programme
    • Daily activities
    • Weekly activities
    • Monthly activities
  • Facilities for residents to garden or assist with gardening
  • Own minibus
  • Other transport for residents
New residents are allowed to bring pets:
  • a cat
  • a dog
  • If yes, pets can be replaced
Statement of purpose
(the ethos and purpose of the scheme as described to a potential resident)
The Trustees aim to provide affordable homes for independent living within a supportive community of older people which is safe and managed for them by a resident warden.
Assessment of outcomes
(to help assess the quality of service and the well-being of residents)
Regular residents meetings to include Warden, Clerk and Trustee/s. Daily/weekly Warden and Clerk contact with residents. Residents Handbook describes formal Complaints Procedure and other ways to give feedback.


The buildings and the environment
Year built: 1970
Year of major remodelling: 2017
Number of stories: 2
  • Lift(s)
  • Stair lift(s)
  • The location is generally regarded as:
    • Desirable
    • Average
    • Not so desirable
Distances to external facilities:
Bus stop 100 yards
Local shop 500 yards
Post office 0.5 mile
GP surgery 500 yards
Social/day centre 1.5 miles
Town/shop centre 1.5 miles

Individual properties
32 properties
Property details:
1-bedroom apartments: 28
1-bedroom bungalows: 4
limited mobility properties: 22
Other details:
  • If there are studios/bedsits
    • They have a kitchen
    • They have a wc
    • They have a bathroom
  • Some properties have a private balcony
  • Some properties have a private garden or patio
  • Properties are served by a communal satellite tv aerial
  • Properties are wired for cable tv
  • Dementia unit
  • Intermediate care suite or similar
  • Respite care accommodation
Communal facilities Indoors
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant (open to public)
  • Dining room (residents only)
  • Community/day centre
  • Laundry
  • Guest suite
  • Conservatory
  • Activities room(s)
  • Hobby room(s)
  • More than one lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Café
  • Bar/pub
  • Fitness gym
  • Arts and craft centre
  • Storage for wheelchairs/electric scooters
  • Library
  • Shop
  • Treatment room
  • Computer/IT room
  • Payphone
  • WC's
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Assisted bathroom(s)
  • Other communal facilities
Communal facilities Outdoors
  • Garden
  • Total number of parking spaces: 8
Technology and design
  • Communal facilities are designed for sensory impairment
  • Wired for telecare
  • Telecare installed
  • Smart Home
  • CCTV
  • Others
  • Facility security features: External digital lock to flats entrance hall
  • Security features for individual properties: High security lock/key to each flat front door
  • All communal spaces are accessible by wheelchair users
  • Most residents find getting to the site:
    • easy
    • manageable
    • difficult
  • Less mobile people find getting to the site:
    • easy
    • manageable
    • difficult


Support services
  • Community alarm service
  • Provided by: Appello/Careline UK
  • Alarm to call on-site staff
  • Housing support service (SP tasks)
  • Domestic assistance
  • Light domestic cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Housework
  • Personal laundry service
  • Hairdressing on site
  • Chiropody
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sensors (detectors) and monitors
  • Personal sensors
  • Property-based sensors
  • Meals are available on a regular basis
  • A daily meal is available
  • Breakfast always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Lunch always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Dinner always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Breakfast can be delivered to individual homes
  • Lunch can be delivered to individual homes
  • Dinner can be delivered to individual homes
  • Restaurant is open to outsiders
  • There is generally a choice of menu
  • Residents are consulted on menus
  • All meals are prepared on the scheme
  • Vegetarians are specifically catered for
  • Special diets can usually be provided for
  • We can meet cultural dietary preferences
Care services
  • Personal care services
  • Dementia care
  • Care for people with learning disabilities
  • Nursing care
  • Intermediate care
  • Respite care
  • Mental frailty
  • Physical disabilities
  • Behavioural problems
  • Terminal illness
  • Our scheme is best suited to care for:
  • People who need minimal help
  • People who need moderate help
  • People who need a high level of help

Eligibility / Admission

User profile
  • 60 is the lower age limits for new residents
  • We cater for people with no/low level care needs
  • We are aiming at a mixed care levels population
  • Admission criteria are similar to residential care
  • Residents will not need to move except to hospital
  • The scheme is intended or specially suited to a specific religious, ethnic, profession or other group
  • The scheme is restricted to a specific group
Applicants must:
  • Be self-funders
  • Be on state benefits
  • Have local connections
  • Have a housing needs assessment
  • Have a community care assessment
  • Have a risk assessment
  • Have a health assessment
  • Have minimum housing support need
  • Have minimum personal care need
  • Have less than a maximum personal care need
For couples, both partners must:
  • Have minimum housing support need
  • Have minimum personal care need
We accept people with:
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Faecal incontinence
We would normally accept people with:
  • Memory problems - moderate
  • Memory problems - severe
  • Challenging behaviour - disruptive
  • Challenging behaviour - physically violent
  • Mobility problems - frame
  • Mobility problems - wheelchair
  • Mobility problems - bedfast
  • Wandering problems - inside home
  • Wandering problems - outside home

Management / costs

  • Compared to our other schemes, this one is:
    • Popular
    • Average
    • Not so popular
    • Slow to let/sell
  • There is a tenants/residents association
  • Residents are involved in running the scheme through: Quarterly meetings with Trustee/Clerk/Warden
Housing staff
  • Resident scheme manager
  • Non-resident manager
  • Housing staff on duty:
    • part time
    • normal hours
    • 24 hours
    • 7 days
Care staff
  • Site-based care staff
  • On-site care staff 24/7
Staff facilities
  • Manager's office
  • Care staff office
  • Staff overnight room with en-suite
  • Staff rest room with kitchenette
  • Staff locker and changing room
  • Main catering kitchen
Average new let rents excluding all charges:
1 bedroom £426.00 per month

Info updated: 23/07/2020
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