A great place to grow older

Welcome to Poppyfields, Alpha’s brand new Extra Care development in Saughall Massie opened 19th July 2021.  It has 78 self-contained one- and two-bedroom apartments to rent for people aged 55 and over.

Onsite facilities include a restaurant, a residents lounge and hair salon, and with regular social activities and staff available 24 hours a day, Poppyfields provides a safe and secure living environment for over 55’s who want to enjoy their independence with care and support available, as and when they need it.

welcome to Poppyfields

A great place to grow older

Live independently in your own self-contained apartment in our Poppyfields extra-care development.

Your new home is centred around its own community where, just a short walk from your door, you’ll be able to have a bite to eat in the restaurant, have a trim in the hair salon or relax in the comfortable lounge area.

An internal courtyard garden and shared space offers the chance to get outdoors whatever the time of year, and will be the focal point for activities and events as our community grows.

At Poppyfields you’ll be supported by on-site care services, which are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will work flexibly around your needs.

All apartments come with an emergency alarm system to offer added security and peace of mind for both you and your family.

We understand that quality of life is important, so Poppyfields is much more than just somewhere to live. We want you to really enjoy your life to the fullest, so our team is keen to work with you to support any social, recreational and educational activities you wish to get involved with.

All our properties are available to rent from early 2021.

Poppyfields truly is a great place to grow older.

For more information read our ‘Extra Care Services Leaflet’ (PDF, 826KB)

your new apartment

The place you'll call home

Our 60 one-bedroom and 18 two-bedroom apartments are all designed specifically for older people, with four designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Your apartment comes with a fully fitted kitchen with space for a fridge or fridge freezer and a washing machine or dishwasher.

There is a lounge/dining area, bathroom with walk-in shower and many apartments have either a balcony or access to outside space.

The lounge and bedrooms come with telephone/tv/satellite points and there is an emergency call system and door entry system.

1 bed apartment, with balcony

We’ve made sure you’ll feel right at home in your new apartment and we look forward to welcoming you through the door.

9 different apartment styles in total. Images are for representation only.

shared areas

What's on offer

We want you to feel safe, secure and happy in your new home. For that reason, access to the apartments from the communal hub is controlled so that only residents, invited guests and staff can get to these parts of the building. There are two lifts serving all three floors.

The communal hub includes a reception area, restaurant, hair and beauty salon, residents’ lounge, shared activities space and courtyard garden. The building, which offers WiFi access throughout, also has a guest room, laundry and internal and external refuse rooms.

Shared areas

There are two stores for mobility scooters with up to 24 spaces and parking for up to 53 cars, with several electric car charging points.

There’s everything you should need to live independently with that added level of support.

Luncheon Club

the restaurant

Come dine with us

As a Poppyfields resident, you’ll be able to have one meal a day (usually lunch) in the restaurant as part of the service charge you’ll pay. Join your neighbours for a catch-up as you choose from a menu of fresh meals prepared in our on-site kitchens daily – it’s a great chance to socialise.

You’ll also be able to buy snacks and drinks throughout the day whether that’s with other residents or your friends and relatives.

Is Poppyfields the place for me?

Your new home could be right here if you think any of the following apply to you:

  • You’re over the age of 55, live in the Wirral or have a local connection – Poppyfields will allow you to stay in the area you know.
  • You’re struggling to manage in your own home and need a little extra help to stay independent – you’ll have all the support you need to live independently at Poppyfields.
  • Where you live now is no longer suitable, makes you feel insecure or lonely – you’ll be part of a close community of people just like you at Poppyfields.
  • You are living in residential care and would prefer a self-contained apartment with care and support – you can regain your independence with the added security and support offered a Poppyfields.
  • Have an assessed care and support need or feel that you would benefit from the care and support service available – with round the clock care, Poppyfields offers a great environment to enjoy life.

Poppyfields residents will have a variety of care and support needs, from minimal care to those requiring more intensive packages of care and support

We hope that the development can provide a home for life for most people. If you own the property you currently live in, you may still be able to move to Poppyfields.

Is Poppyfields the right place for me?

costs of living at Poppyfields

What do our charges cover?

As a Poppyfields resident, you will pay rent plus a service charge to cover the cost of providing and maintaining essential equipment such as lifts, a fire detection system, lighting, the emergency call system and services such as cleaning and gardening. There will also be a charge to cover one daily meal in the restaurant.

Residents on low incomes should be covered for rent and most of the service charge through their housing benefit.

Charges not covered by housing benefit include the cost of providing the community alarm and the catering charge.

Your domestic utility bills, community charge, telephone and broadband, as well as any other subscription services, will be your responsibility.

For more information on charges please look at the ‘Rent and Service Charges’ leaflet (PDF, 557 kb).

The cost of providing care is additional and eligibility for help with care costs is determined by Wirral Council. More information about the cost of care is available from the Council’s website or by phoning Health and Social Care Monday to Friday 8.50am to 5pm on 0151 514 2222 (selecting option 3)

I want to be a Poppyfields resident

How do I apply?

If Poppyfields sounds like the place for you, please contact us to find out what happens next. You can telephone us on 0330 460 9870 or complete the enquiry form below.

Alternatively call in to see us:
Alpha Living, Management Office, Poppyfields, Woodpecker Close, Upton, Wirral, CH49 4AA

or email us at enquiries@alpha-living.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please see the leaflet ‘How will my application be assessed?’ (PDF, 826KB).

Please contact us using the form below. If you would like us to send you an Application Pack please provide your postal address details.

    how to find us

    Woodpecker Close,
    Saughall Massie,
    CH49 4AA