Extra care housing
3 Baldwin Lane, Clayton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD14 6PN
3 Baldwin Lane, Clayton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD14 6PN

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Management / Costs

Manager's Description

"Opened at the end of April 2007, Rowanberries is a Housing with Care residence which is made up of 46 apartments and a Day Centre that caters for 15 people five days a week. The Scheme also provides a..." Show more "Opened at the end of April 2007, Rowanberries is a Housing with Care residence which is made up of 46 apartments and a Day Centre that caters for 15 people five days a week. The Scheme also provides an outreach domiciliary care service for south west Bradford.

Television archaeologist and personality Tony Robinson opened Rowanberries formally on May 18, 2007. The Scheme offers apartments on a range of terms. Eight are available to be purchased outright and six are available through a part-ownership scheme. The other 32 apartments are for rent.

Of the total 46 apartments, ten are reserved for those with dementia, four are adapted for wheelchairs and 26 are two-bed apartments, all available to individuals and couples." Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
46 flats. Built in 2007. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Housing With Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Non-resident management staff (24 hours, 7 days)
Lift, Lounge, Restaurant open to the public, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Community centre, Hobby room, Hairdressing salon, Library, Assisted bathing facility, IT suite, games/garden room
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 0.4 mile(s); post office 300 yards; post office 0.4 mile(s); town centre 4.2 mile(s); GP 800 yards; GP 0.9 mile(s).
Regular social activities include: General activities and planing to organise events and outings, organised by Activitiy Co-ordinator. Meal(s) available. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (only with manager's agreement).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord) and Leasehold and Shared Ownership
Care provider: Methodist Homes

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: General activities and planing to organise events and outings
  • 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
    only with manager's agreement
Statement of purpose
(the ethos and purpose of the scheme as described to a potential resident)
We put people at the heart of everything we do, treating people as individuals, respecting and honouring their wishes and providing care and wellbeing services in a way that’s best suited to each person’s specific needs, enabling them to live later life well. We place great importance on nurturing the mind, body and spirit of those we care for, their families and our colleagues regardless of faith, background or belief.
Assessment of outcomes
(to help assess the quality of service and the well-being of residents)
- Regular comprehensive survey of all residents, results, action plans agreed, and reviewed with residents. - Individual meetings with residents to agree their wellbeing or care outcomes which are reviewed 6 monthly. - CQC inspection and report. - Quality Assurance inspection and report. - Area Manager audit. - Capita Health and Safety audits. - ARCO registered. - Local Authority Food and Hygiene rating. All staff receive comprehensive induction. They Undertake core training to include safeguarding, fire safety, health & safety, infection control, emergency first aid, confidentiality and the management of information – all are refreshed on an annual basis.


The buildings and the environment
Year built: 2007
Number of stories: 4
  • Lift(s). Number of Lifts: 1
  • Stair lift(s)
  • The location is generally regarded as:
    • Desirable
    • Average
    • Not so desirable
Distances to external facilities:
Bus stop 100 yards
Local shop 0.4 mile
Post office 300 yards
GP surgery 800 yards
Town/shop centre 4.2 miles

Individual properties
46 properties
Property details:
1-bedroom apartments: 20
2-bedroom apartments: 26
limited mobility properties: 46
wheelchair properties: 3
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 with 10 properties
  • 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: 21
Technology and design
  • Communal facilities are designed for sensory impairment
  • Wired for telecare
  • Telecare installed
  • Smart Home
  • CCTV
  • Others
  • Facility security features: CCTV, and fob entry door system
  • Security features for individual properties: pendant, alarm call system
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum hrs/week: 5
  • 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
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
Rents updated: 01/01/1970
Prices updated: 01/01/1970

Info updated: 18/02/2021   Update info


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Residents' views

A number of residents have taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS); they have given top marks to this scheme for:
Convenience of the location
Link with community at large
Number / size of facilities
Quality of the building and facilities
Space standards of individual apartments
National Housing for Older People Awards
National bronze award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010.
Category: Housing-with-care 45-59 units.
Sponsor: Keepmoat.
ARCO: The manager of this facility is a member of Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the main body representing the retirement community sector the UK.
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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