About Us

At Alpha, our developments are built around you, the residents. We believe in providing independence for our residents, but with the safety net of help if it is needed.

We provide one bedroom apartments, studio apartments, and two-bedroom apartments.

Residents are charged a rent, and a service charge which covers our additional support. Many of our sites have communal areas, indoors and out, where you can meet with other residents, as well as providing amenities such as a visiting GP, hairdresser and library.

Each Alpha development is different - click to see our current vacancies across the north of England.

Key to our approach are our development managers on site, and a 24-hour warden call system to support our residents to live independently.

The Development Manager acts to bring people together, helping people to live independently while providing support services to our residents.

Each resident who chooses to do so has a support plan, but more importantly a team working exclusively in their development who knows them as an individual.

We are a small provider which means that we can offer our residents a personal level of support and attention. We always give our residents time and treat everyone as an individual.

We have been providing quality, affordable sheltered housing for more than 50 years. Alpha is a non-profit making organisation and is governed by a professional Board of volunteers which includes residents from our developments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included in your charges?

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.

What is it like to live in one of your developments?
One of the most frequent comments we get is that people wish they had moved to an Alpha development earlier in life. In sheltered housing you will live independently in your own apartment. Some people choose not to get involved in activities. You can close your own front door and enjoy the peace and quiet! Most people however want to join in the life of a development. There is always something going on, and someone to talk to. Each of our developments has a lounge where people gather and where activities such as coffee mornings take place. Most developments have an active social committee which organises entertainment or visits. More importantly there is bound to be someone who has similar interests to you!
Who lives in an Alpha development?

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.