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Stoke Gifford Retirement Village

Published: Friday 14 June 2019
Stoke Gifford Retirement Village

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Stoke Gifford Retirement Village officially opened in March 2019. It has been developed, and is operated by, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust – a registered charity since 1988 that exists to ensure better lives for older people.

The village is located to the east of Coldharbour Lane in Stoke Gifford, near to the University of the West of England campus. Access by road, rail and public transport is easy, and Bristol city is just six miles away. Local amenities include supermarkets located in Stoke Gifford and Filton, and several retail parks and restaurants.

Within Stoke Gifford Retirement Village are a wide range of onsite facilities and activities to help residents make the most of each new day. There is a café bar/bistro, village shop, hair and beauty salon, public library and IT suite, well-being suite and a fitness centre. There is also a Village Hall for events and get-togethers, a large community greenhouse, games room, and a well-equipped craft and hobby studio where residents can join in tutored classes.

The focus here is staying as active and independent as possible in the company of like-minded friends and neighbours, with optional care and support services for those who need it. The village has a Lifestyle Manager and Fitness Instructor supporting a programme of weekly activities. These include: an intergenerational playgroup, Tai-chi, chair-based yoga, fitness sessions, arts and crafts, bowls, film nights and resident-led social events.

There are 261 one and two-bedroom apartments, all are good sized and each has its own front door, hallway, living room, kitchen and shower room. All homes have their own balcony or patio area and have been equipped to the highest specification, with central heating, double glazing, video door entry, and wheelchair access.

The apartments have been designed to be accessible to all regardless of financial circumstances. Outright ownership starts at £279,950, with shared ownership options of 50% and 70% available. A number of properties are also available through South Gloucestershire Council and Bristol City Council for people with eligible social care needs.

 

Weekly Cost 2019/20 for rental charges*:

 

Rent

Village Facilities (Service)

Village Utilities

Village Amenities

1 bed

£118.82

£77.80

£24.05

£25.63

2 bed

£136.85

£77.80

£26.10

£25.63

 

* A person’s contribution towards these costs is dependent on their income and level of savings after they have moved to the Village.

 

Contacts:

Village manager: Andrew Strong
Tel: 0117 440 3000
Email: Andrew.strong@extracare.org.uk

Sales: Kerrie Brennan
Tel: 0300 303 2333
Email: Kerrie.brennan@extracare.org.uk


Ategi Shared Lives

Published: Wednesday 23 January 2019
Ategi Shared Lives

We are looking for people who have a spare bedroom and would like to get paid to care for somebody who needs support with daily living tasks. We provide free in house training and free DBS check.

If you think this could be for you, please call Ategi Shared Lives South Gloucestershire today on 0117 3321030 or email us on SLSSouthGlos@ategi.co.uk


Future Bright - Could you benefit from support to improve your career prospects?

Published: Friday 7 December 2018

 

Could you benefit from support to improve your career prospects, or do you know someone who would? 

Future Bright is a free service that’s helping people in paid work* to develop their skills, improve their job prospects and creating opportunities to progress their careers.

 

What is on offer?

Support: A dedicated Career Coach to boost your confidence

Advice: Practical help with accessing services

Skills: Access to training and development

 

your local Future Bright Team to arrange an initial, informal chat:

 

*To be eligible, participants need to be in work, aged 19 or over, and receiving one or more of these in-work benefits:- Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit or Means-tested Council Tax Reduction.

 

Residents of Bristol and Bath and North East Somerset should visit the website www.futurebright.org.uk to find details for their local service.

 

The Future Bright programme is managed by the West of England Combined Authority and delivered locally by Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils.


Would you like to provide accommodation and support to vulnerable adults?

Published: Monday 4 June 2018

If so, you might be interested in the South Gloucestershire 'Shared Lives' scheme which offers a community based alternative to other forms of care for people who need support. Follow this link for more information, and have a look at the brochure in the downloads section for more details. 

http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/care-for-adults/health-matters-and-disability/learningdifficulties/shared-lives-scheme/ 


Please check that your contact information is up to date

Published: Tuesday 24 April 2018

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