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The Orchard

Rockhall Lane, Combe Down, Bath BA2 5JF

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Type of accommodation

The Orchard provides Extra Care Housing for older people who have some care needs, with an assured tenancy in a self-contained flat in a purpose-built or adapted scheme.

If you need help with personal care and daily activities, and your current housing is no longer suitable, then Extra Care Housing might be the answer for you. Extra Care enables you to have the care and support you need whilst maintaining a high degree of privacy and security.

A trained care team is based in the same building to assist you with personal care and any other tasks you are unable to do alone. You will have the benefit of your own front door with the security and support of a safe environment. You will also benefit from the services of a manager employed by the Registered Social Landlord, who will be on site to deal with any problems you have with your flat.

Access and eligibility

You can be referred to this housing scheme by your social care team, and the following must apply to you:

  • You live in Bath and North East Somerset (if you live in another area, you must be able to show a strong connection to the area, for example, an immediate family member)
  • You've had a social care and support assessment
  • Your current housing is unsuitable for your needs
  • You need help with care and domestic tasks

As an assured tenant in your own self-contained flat, you will need to pay your rent and service charges. You will also need to pay Council Tax and household bills for your own flat.

You may be eligible for Housing Benefit, which can help towards rent, service, and support charges, depending on your circumstances. The service charge covers, among other things, the cost of servicing the fire safety and other alarm systems, and for the heating and lighting of the communal areas.

You may also be required to make a contribution towards the cost of meeting your care needs. Advice about finances and costs will be available to you before you make a decision to move to the scheme.

Contact us

Call us on 01225 39 57 07. Outside of office hours, call our Emergency Duty Team on 01454 61 51 65