Highfields

Retirement housing
30 Underwood Close, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7EZ
30 Underwood Close, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7EZ

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Managed by
Anchor Hanover
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor Hanover is the largest provider of specialist and care for people in later life in England. We manage over 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

Manager's Description

"At Highfields sheltered housing scheme in Birmingham, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfortab..." Show more "At Highfields sheltered housing scheme in Birmingham, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfortable surroundings with the benefit of having a scheme manager and a 24-hour alarm service if ever you have an emergency. You will not need to worry about maintenance and repairs as we take care of those. We provide a wide range of facilities, including a communal lounge, a garden or outside seating area, an on-site laundry, parking bays and, in many schemes, a guest room for visitors. Sometimes you may want to be on your own and other times you may want to be sociable. Our properties give you that freedom and our scheme manager can help arrange social activities where you can meet other like-minded people. We know pets are important to some people and we have a policy which welcomes small pets. If you want to know more, please get in touch." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
31 flats. Built in 1992. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 6 yards; shop 7 yards; post office 4 yards; town centre 1 mile(s); GP 10 yards; social centre 1.5 mile(s).
Frequent social activities include: entertainment, fish & chips, suppers, bingo, carpet bowls, darts, organised by warden, tenants. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to conditions).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 04/06/2011   Update info

Availability

Check with Anchor Hanover - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"It's very peaceful. We have a small park adjacent, with wildlife to observe. The staff are kind and helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We like the flat, also the company."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Due to my dad, mom, and sister passing away the house was too big to stay in and was in need of repair, so my brothers looked at here for me and there..." Show more
"Due to my dad, mom, and sister passing away the house was too big to stay in and was in need of repair, so my brothers looked at here for me and there is so much that I like - the entertainment and the people are nice." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

" I moved to Highlands about 16 months ago and in comparison with other residential homes the standard surpasses them by far. The hospitality the r..." Show more
" I moved to Highlands about 16 months ago and in comparison with other residential homes the standard surpasses them by far. The hospitality the resident is given is fantastic He is supported with all his queries regarding time tables of local buses." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I am an elderly person using a wheelchair and zimmer frame. I have lived 49 years in a warden controlled environment."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like Highfield because the manager and relief manager make me feel welcome & happy. Any problems I know I can speak with them. When I had ill heath..." Show more
"I like Highfield because the manager and relief manager make me feel welcome & happy. Any problems I know I can speak with them. When I had ill heath they kept an eye on me." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Highfields is a good place to work, staff are nice and tenants too."
Made by a staff member in 2017
Managed by
Anchor Hanover
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor Hanover is the largest provider of specialist and care for people in later life in England. We manage over 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

Memberships
National Care Forum: The organisation that runs this care home is a member of the National Care Forum, whose mission is to promote the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision.
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