Gibb House

Extra care housing
Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6XA
Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6XA

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Manager's Description

"What is Extra Care Housing?
• Your own home within a supported housing scheme
• On-site staff on call 24 hours a day
• Access to on-site communal facilities

Extra Care Housing allows y..." Show more
"What is Extra Care Housing?
• Your own home within a supported housing scheme
• On-site staff on call 24 hours a day
• Access to on-site communal facilities

Extra Care Housing allows you to live as independently as possible, in the security and privacy of your own home, but gives you the peace of mind that someone is on call if you need any help.

Extra Care is a form of housing with self-contained, accessible and affordable flats that you can rent. They are purpose-built or adapted to support people who have care and support needs.

If you have regular care and support needs, they can be met by the on-site team of care and support workers. Your support is tailored to your own situation and can easily be adjusted if your needs change.

You can have help with things like:
• Washing, dressing and personal care
• Preparing snacks and heating up meals
• Shopping and laundry • Some domestic tasks
• Reminders to take medicines

There is also a night time on-site member of staff who you can call in an emergency by activating a life-line which is available in each property.

Communal facilities are also provided. These vary between schemes, but may include a lounge, day rooms with organised activities, laundry, garden and guest rooms, hairdressing and lunch time meals are available at most schemes. They are also often located very close to local shops and local amenities.

All Extra Care schemes have on-site staff who are responsible for delivering assessed housing related support, which includes:
• Checking you are ok each day
• Help with correspondence
• Assistance in making health appointments, e.g. with your GP
• Helping you deal with money matters
• Help you to access other services, e.g a handyman service" Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
24 flats. Built in 1988. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Visiting management staff (Housing support delivered by Way Ahead Care. Neighbourhood Officer also runs a weekly clinic.), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Garden
Access to site fairly easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 20 yards; shop 200 yards; post office 600 yards; town centre 2 mile(s); GP 1.5 mile(s); social centre 2 mile(s).
Weekly Social Activities include: social events,. New residents accepted from 50 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
Care provider: Way Ahead Care

Info updated: 25/04/2018   Update info

Availability

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