About Us

We are passionate about promoting independence later in life and with more than 860 apartments and flats in 11 local authorities we could be just the answer you are looking for if you are aged 55 or over.

Our developments offer you a place of your own to live, but with the security and company of a dedicated team of managers and housekeepers close by whenever you need them. Independent living, but with a helping hand.

Reasons to choose Alpha

All of our residents are supported by a team who knows them as individuals. That's what makes Alpha special!

We offer first-class services shaped around the needs of our current and future residents, and provide a truly personal experience.

We are a non-profit making organisation, which means that every penny we make is reinvested into Alpha’s housing. We are members of the National Housing Federation and regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing.

In Alpha’s most recent Resident Satisfaction Survey we achieved a rate of 88% satisfaction with our service as a landlord.

Find out more today! You can call us now on 0330 460 9870.

Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it to apply for an apartment?
Probably much easier than you think. Our developments are popular but vacancies come up fairly often. The application process is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is apply to us directly. Contact our team today on 0330 460 9870 to find out more.
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.

Is moving a big step?

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.

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 does a Development Manager do?

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.

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.