Frequently Asked Questions

What are the criteria requirements?

All applicants must meet the minimum age criteria of 55 years, exceptional circumstances will be considered for applicants who are below the minimum age and are disabled. Applicants will normally require assistance with their daily living tasks and/or their personal care or be quite independent but would benefit from a safer and more supportive environment.

Can you provide more information on the allocation process?

Decisions will be made by a Joint Allocation Panel and priority will be given to those who have an urgent need for re-housing due to a high level of care needs, however people who have no statutory care needs but can indicate that their current housing is no longer suitable and extra care accommodation would promote independence will also be considered.

Are the apartments’ to rent only and if so what are the monthly costs?

All apartments will be rental and breakdown of these costs will be provided once they are available.

Will pets be allowed?

It is likely small pets will be allowed, however this has not yet been agreed.  Once agreed this will be in line with the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement and any other policies in place, it will be likely that individual assessments will be undertaken and assessed on a case by case basis.

Will there be parking facilities available?

There will be approximately 31 parking spaces, further information with allocation of parking spaces will be provided once the information is available.

When will the apartments be ready to occupy?

The development is currently on track to be completed in March 2019.

Will there be a show apartment?

Yes there will be a show apartment available to see in October/November 2018, further information will be provided closer to the time.

Allocations Policy

Rental Costs

Useful Links

Age UK

Age UK value the quality of later life and provide services and support to promote independence, enhance health and well-being and enable older people to access the information they need.

 

To find out what benefits you may be entitled to, please click the following link https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/benefits-calculator/

 

Age Concern

This local independent charity offers services to help people live happy, independent and fulfilled lives.

 

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust

They provide health and wellbeing services throughout the country, including community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy.

 

Lancashire County Council, Adult Social Care

If you have care and support needs and find it difficult to look after yourself, you may be eligible for some help.

 

Lancashire Wellbeing

This is a targeted service helping adults with long term health conditions, low level emotional health and lifestyle or social issues.