Old Brookside

Retirement housing
Yardley Field Road, Stechford, Birmingham, B33 8QL
Yardley Field Road, Stechford, Birmingham, B33 8QL

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Manager's Description

"This is the largest of the Trust's sheltered housing developments and benefits from a very active residents' committee that organises lots of social events. Residents often get together in the spaciou..." Show more "This is the largest of the Trust's sheltered housing developments and benefits from a very active residents' committee that organises lots of social events. Residents often get together in the spacious communal lounge for line dancing or bingo and many other activities. There is also the occasional day out or week long holiday for which charges are payable but there is no obligation to participate.

Residents have the reassuring presence of an on site scheme manager during office hours and every dwelling benefits from an alarm that is connected to a round the clock central control for out of hours emergencies. 24 hour video surveillance is also provided for extra reassurance.

Although this is a peaceful and private development the bustling Yew Tree shopping centre including Co-op Supermarket is only a short distance away, while a recently opened Tesco Extra is also nearby and the no 11 (outer circle) bus runs virtually door to door." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
66 flats. Built in 1981. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lounge, Laundry, Garden
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
This almshouse charity caters for: older people (usually over 60, but exceptions can be made), mostly people living in the ancient parish of Yardley (South East Birmingham) but again, exceptions can be made.. Frequent Social Activities include: bowls, darts, art class, bingo, film nights, dance nights, keep fit, coffee mornings, snooker, organised by residents. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 19/12/2014   Update info

Availability

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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).
Memberships
ERoSH: The organisation that manages this scheme is a member of ERoSH, the national consortium for sheltered and retirement housing.
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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