Sheltered housing in Shaftesbury, Dorset

Yes, you will have sole occupancy of your room.

Your monthly rent includes all meals, heating, lighting, the emergency on-call system and cleaning of communal areas and your room. It also pays for the buildings’ insurance, maintenance and council tax.

All our rooms have en-suite facilities.

Our staff launder residents’ bedding fortnightly. We make a small charge for extra personal laundry. You are welcome to use the modern laundry facilities yourself should you wish.

All rooms are centrally heated and you can control the temperature of the radiator(s) in your room. There are heated towel rails/radiators in all bath/shower rooms.

You do not have to pay for a TV licence if you are over 75.

We provide you with a telephone line, but you are responsible for the cost of the line rental, calls and internet service if required.

Rooms are let unfurnished, apart from an under-counter refrigerator provided by us. Please note that all soft furnishings, furniture and equipment you bring must comply with current safety regulations.

Carpets and curtains are supplied. You may change them if you wish, but this must be at your own cost. Please speak to the staff about this.

This is your own responsibility.

We strongly recommend that you insure the contents of your room.

The rent is reviewed annually in April and residents are informed in writing at least 28 days in advance of any changes.

Our housekeeping staff are non-resident. All residents are required to have a care-line which offers instance response in the case of an emergency. We organise and pay for this.

Friends and relatives may visit at any time. Guest accommodation is available for booking via the staff for those who wish to stay overnight or for short periods. All visitors must sign in and out of the building to comply with fire and safety regulations.

Yes. All residents have a key to their own room and a separate fob to operate the main door.

As a sheltered house we are not registered to provide the level of personal care offered by a residential or nursing home but we will support you through minor illnesses. It is the responsibility of residents and/or their family to arrange adequate support throughout periods of serious illness and to organise medical appointments and transport.

Should you need personal care on a permanent basis you will need to arrange and pay for this yourself. We would recommend you check that any carer has an up-to-date DBS check.

We offer a range of social activities in the house and suggestions are always appreciated. Shaftesbury itself, which is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, has good local amenities and a lively Arts Centre. The surrounding area offers many tourist attractions and other facilities.