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What facilities are there in sheltered schemes?

Laundries

We provide laundry equipment on our main 8 sheltered schemes.

There is a charge for use of the machines of £1.40 per washing cycle per load and £1.00 per tumble dryer per load.

Please bear in mind that Independent Living Team do not keep or supply change for these machines as they are supplied by external contractors.

Motor Scooter Facilities

There are storage facilities for motor scooters at Clapham Court, Badger Vale Court, Broom House, Nightingale House and Halford House.

Please ask a member of the Independent Living Team for permission if you would like to have a motor scooter. Scooter space is allocated on a first come first serve basis. Scooters stored on our schemes must be insured to include public liability cover.

If you are considering moving into one of our Independent Living Schemes with a motor scooter, please discuss this with us before you sign up to the property so we can check availability.

There is zero tolerance for motor scooters to be stored in communal hallways and corridors due to fire safety regulations.

If you currently have a scooter stored within the scooter store please ensure your Independent Living Officer has a copy of the insurance.

Security

All sheltered housing properties are fitted with suited locks.

This will enable the Independent Living Team/emergency services to enter your property if there is an emergency. We will not use the suited lock key unless you have agreed in writing for us to do so, with exception of a gas leak, fire or flood

All of our schemes have CCTV which is only used when a security issue has arisen. Cameras are placed in communal areas and external areas only.

Fire Alarms

All Independent Living Schemes are fitted with an integrated hard wired fire alarm system. This is linked to all properties via a smoke detector.