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Retirement Living

Chelmsford Court Retirement Village, Chelmsford Drive, Worcester, WR5 1RD - For people aged 60+ or 55+ if in receipt of PIP/DLA

£443PCM Rent + £402 PCM Service Charge Service Charge
1 Bedroom
55+ in receipt of DLA or PIP
Close to Bus Stops
Close to Local Amenities
Council Tax Band A
Double Glazing
Heating by community scheme
Level access shower
Staff onsite care alarm
Chelmsford Court
Chelmsford Drive
United Kingdom

• One bedroom apartments • Suitable for a single person or couples • Register today to join the waiting list • Applicants must be 55+ and in receipt of PIP/DLA or 60+

Platform Housing has a Retirement Living Village called Chelmsford Court just off Newcastle Close at the edge of the Ronkswood area of the city of Worcester.  Benefits from being close to local amenities including shops, hairdressers and Worcester Royal Hospital. Regular bus services to the city centre that is just a couple of miles away.

Chelmsford Court consists of 50 unfurnished self contained one bedroom apartments with access communal facilities such as lounge, dining room, laundry room and guess facilities.

Soon to be available to rent is a one bedroom first floor apartment with a walk in shower.

To be eligible you must be aged 55 plus and in receipt of receipt of Personal Independence Payments or Disability Living Allowance or aged 60 plus.

Apartments briefly comprise of :-

  • Kitchen.
  • Lounge
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom (some with walk in showers)
  • Main heating by a community scheme.
  • Doubled glazing.
  • Worcester City Council Tax band A
  • Careline alarm.
  • No deposit/fees required.

The benefits of living in a Retirement Village:

  • 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.

You will be required to pay one month’s rent/service charges of between £844.13 in advance prior to signing and receiving keys for the property.

If you are eligible and intend to claim Housing Benefit or Housing element of Universal Credit. Please note for all apartments some service charges would not be covered by these benefits.    This includes a £51.89pcm towards the cost of heating the apartment, £29.87pcm towards the cost of support,£5.21pcm management & administration charge and £0.26pcm for communal TV.

The preferred method of payment ongoing is via Direct Debit and we accept Housing Benefit and Universal Credit.

If you are accepted and do become a Platform Housing Group tenant, you will be offered a starter tenancy. If there have been no breaches or issues within the first year of your tenancy you will be considered for an assured or affordable rent lifetime tenancy.  

Please be aware Housing Benefit / Universal Credit will only pay for the property you are living in and you will need to give notice on your current tenancy.   

If you are successful in being offered this property you will be contacted by the Lettings Officer and you will need to complete an application form. At this stage the Lettings Officer will confirm the rent and service charges. 

We wish to advise you that we cannot contact customers that are not successful for the property. 

Pets are considered in accordance with the Tenancy Management Policy. Considered with restrictions and on a case by case basis.

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Chelmsford Court

Are you a Current or Previous Customer?
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I understand the information I provide will be managed in accordance with Data protection legislation and the Platform Housing privacy notice which is available on our website

I understand in some circumstances it may be necessary for Platform Housing to share my contact details which may include, name, address, email address and telephone number with suppliers and/or other organisations to support my application. Platform Housing will notify me if my personal data needs to be shared and with who.

I declare that all of the information I have given is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I will inform Platform Housing of any change which may affect this application. I understand that giving false information will result in Platform Housing Group taking steps to prevent approval of any future applications made.

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