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The Charges

Cusack House

Cusack House

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Thornton House

Thornton House

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Affordable sheltered housing

Our charges are generally lower than for similar accommodation in the general private sector. This is due to the large number of volunteers who give their service at no cost to the Society, and enhance the life and wellbeing of the residents.

Charges include all meals as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea, and fresh fruit is available at all times. Heating, lighting, laundry and the cleaning of communal areas and residents’ rooms is also included. The charge covers all the costs of running the houses including Council Tax and the 24 hour emergency call system.

We do our best to keep rent increases as low as possible and residents are given at least one month’s notice in writing of any increase.

Help with costs

There are a number of ways in which the cost of accommodation to an individual can be reduced. If you are eligible, you can apply for Housing Benefit and may receive a significant contribution to the charges.

Residents can also apply for Attendance Allowance to assist with the cost of carers coming into the House. The Citizens Advice Bureau are always most helpful and successful in preparing this application.

“I came to Orchard Close from Devon – aged 87, having lived alone for over 10 years. Being relieved of daily chores and the responsibility of maintaining a house and garden far bigger than I needed, and having company, makes for luxury living!” Bobbie Primmer

Bobbie Primmer