We know that moving into a new home can lead to lots of questions. We’ve tried our best to answer the ones we hear most often here. If you’re still not sure about anything concerning Alpha, or our developments, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today on 0330 460 9870.
All kinds of people. The ages range from 55 to 100. We have all sorts of residents who have led varied and interesting lives. We have residents who run half marathons, residents who in later life have taken up degree courses, we have keen crown green bowlers, and people with lots of hobbies such as singing, playing a musical instrument, gardening, flower arranging or knitting. We even have an ex professional footballer! We also have residents who just want a quiet life.
We know everyone is different, which is why we shape our service around you.
Each Alpha development has a dedicated Development Manager who you will get to know – and who will take the time to get to know you! Residents tell us the importance of having a familiar face and a familiar team of Housekeepers.
Residents tell us they find security, peace of mind and always having someone to talk to as very important to them.
It can be, but we’re here to help. Moving from the family home or larger accommodation can take a bit of planning, especially if you’re moving somewhere smaller. We can give advice on the next steps and on budgeting.
Each development charges a rent and a service charge. In some developments, heating and water rates are included in the service charge. The service charge will typically pay for things like the Development Manager, laundry room (including use of washing machines and driers), communal areas including the lounge, maintenance of the lift, fire safety, gardening, window cleaning, door entry systems and the emergency warden call system.
A Development Manager is a trained professional who will help you to live independently. The Development Manager will give you a call each morning to check you are OK. They will agree a support plan if you choose to have one. They manage the building to make sure it is safe and they will also organise activities in your development. For an additional charge, we can arrange support for things like cleaning and shopping.
A Development Manager is not a carer. They will not give you medicine, or offer any form of personal care such as help with bathing or dressing.
Some of our residents do receive personal care through arrangements they have made themselves or with the local Council. We can offer advice on this.
Over the weekend, we employ part-time Development Managers who will typically come to your development for a couple of hours on a Saturday and Sunday. They will give everyone who wants one a morning call and ensure that residents and the building are safe.
Emergencies happen very rarely, but we always have a member of staff on call to respond to emergencies where someone is needed on site.
In most cases we would say “yes”. If a pet has been a loyal companion and isn’t any trouble to other residents, then your four-legged friend is very welcome. We would usually only say no if there are already a number of pets in the development.
At the moment Alpha apartments are only available to let on affordable rents.
We will very shortly, our first Extra Care Development, Poppyfields, will be complete in early Spring.