Our Specialist Housing
Below you can find more information about our specialst housing. Please click on one of the headings for more information.
1. Retirement Living
Independence and companionship in balance
We understand that our new and existing customers, as they get older, want to live independently but like the reassurance of knowing that help is at hand in an emergency.
Our retirement living accommodation provides a friendly and safe place to live independently. You’ll have your own home, with as much privacy as you would like, but within a secure environment.
We provide mainly apartments within a main building, but in certain areas we offer bungalows on the same site. All of our retirement living homes are let unfurnished and can be decorated to your own taste.
Each property has its own kitchen, walk in shower or bathroom, living area and one or two bedrooms with the exception of studios which typically consist of one large room that serves as the combined living, dining, and bedroom.
You also welcomed to use the facilities in the main building, which can include a lounge to socialise, gardens, laundry facilities and in some locations, cafes or hairdressers on site.
Our retirement living accommodation is situated in the heart of our communities, with many local services such as health care, leisure and social activities within close proximity.
You are welcome to view our immediately available homes on our Platform Places page.
You may at this stage require information to explore this further, please complete the ‘register your interest form’ below and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have or arrange an informal viewing of accommodation options that are available.
2. Retirement Villages
Our smaller retirement villages provide a friendly and safe place to live independently.
You’ll have your own home with as much privacy as you would like, but within a secure environment. This type of accommodation is catered for customers aged 55 and over.
We have built communities where customers can thrive, retain their independence and access help and support when needed, enjoying the highest quality of life.
Retirement living aims to provide age appropriate housing in prime locations. This new lifestyle focuses on enjoying life a little more each day, having less worries and being with like-minded people. It promotes wellbeing and is proven to reduce the risk of poor health and social isolation.
Retirement living is a smarter way to enjoy your retirement in a home that meets your needs now and in the future; is part of a vibrant community and has the support you need to lead an independent life.
If you move into one of our retirement villages you will benefit from:
Each apartment includes its own bedroom, living room, wet-room bathroom and kitchen.
An enhanced housing management service – which provides help with rent queries, organise any repairs, encourage participation in social activities and provide any further guidance, advice and assistance customers require to support them in their tenancy.
Staff member on site 24 hours a day all year round who will visit daily, offering peace of mind and support when required.
Social areas including lounge for activities and dining room where a lunchtime catering service is available on certain days.
Beautiful landscaped gardens which you can help maintain if you wish, enjoy with visiting neighbours, friends or family. An area to exercise or if you prefer, just relax enjoying the flowers and fresh air.
Public Wi-Fi connection in communal areas – an opportunity to receive help and support in using the internet and a device such as a tablet or mobile phone to connect with family, download an ebook or join social media.
Small Retirement Villages
Please click on the locations for more information or to find out how to apply (this will open in a new window or tab)
3. Supported Housing
People Matter at Platform. It is one of our key values as an organisation. Our Specialist Housing Team are here to help the most vulnerable people in our communities by providing a range of supported housing options.
Young people’s services
For young people at risk of homelessness – We provide temporary accommodation and housing support services in Worcestershire through our Foyer in Malvern and supported accommodation in Worcester city. Offering practical lifeskills, we aim to enable young people to thrive and be able to sustain a permanent tenancy when they move on from our services into adulthood.
We also provide housing and services for people with other specialist care or support needs – such as autism, learning, physical or sensory needs. Working with Local Authority partners and other specialist support providers, our “supported” homes provide caring and supportive environments for residents to get the most out of life.
If you would like further information regarding this housing option, please register your interest by clicking here.