2 bedroom apartment for sale

Swallows Meadow, Shirley

Shared ownership £159,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Second Floor Retirement Apartment
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Communal lift
  • Hairdressers & Restaurant
  • Residents & Visitors Parking
  • On-Site Manager
  • Scooter store with electric charging facilities
  • Residents Lounge

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Phoenix House is situated in a convenient location off Cranmore Boulevard where there are local shops and easy road access to the M42 motorway, NEC and Birmingham International Airport and Railway Station.

Solihull Town Centre offers an excellent choice of shopping facilities including Touchwood Shopping Centre & John Lewis Department Store and there are a wide choice of shops along the A34 Stratford Road in Shirley including the new Park Gate development.

Extra Care Services
•An Estate Manager, employed by SCHA, is based at Phoenix House and oversees the day-to-day running of the scheme
•All residents of Phoenix House are provided with a care and/or support plan which is prepared in consultation with them and individually tailored to their needs
•Care and support is delivered either by a preferred domiciliary care provider based in Phoenix House which is currently Accord Care and Support - or by a provider of a resident's own choice
•Domiciliary care provision is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
•The housing related support service includes an on-site emergency alarm system; assistance with housing benefit claims and support to undertake daily living activities
•A regular cleaning and grounds maintenance service ensures all communal areas of Phoenix House are kept clean and tidy Residents are also able to purchase a cleaning service for their own apartment.

Ordinary sheltered housing is unlikely to have a care and support team on site 24 hours to deliver planned care and support and respond to emergencies via the emergency alarm system.


Extra Care Facilities
•Communal lounge where residents and older people from the wider community can meet and take part in activities
•Main dining room where a two course lunch is served daily
•Smaller lounges on each floor with kitchen areas for making drinks and snacks
•Hobbies/activities rooms
•Laundry
•Shop
•Hairdressing salon
•Two guest rooms with en-suite facilities available at a small charge for visitors who wish to stay overnight
•Wheelchair/scooter store with electric charging facilities
•Power assisted communal bathing facilities

Charges and Payments

Residents pay a monthly rent, service charge and a support charge, each of which are reviewed annually. (Support could be reviewed more frequently if there is a change in circumstances.) Some of these charges are currently eligible for Housing Benefit and Supporting People subsidy.

The rent covers the accommodation, housing management and building maintenance costs. The service charge covers heating and all communal facilities expense charges as well as a proportion of the lunchtime meal cost. The support charge covers the cost of providing housing related services.

Shared Ownership purchasers pay a service charge and support charges but an element of the service charge is to cover housing management costs.

For both residents and purchasers, there may be a charge for the provision of care based on SMBC's charging policy. Otherwise, any care needed can be purchased through a private arrangement.
The exact amount each resident pays depends on their particular circumstances.





 

Access to Phoenix House is gained via a communal entrance door with intercom security system leading through to a communal foyer with managers office and reception. There is access to the residents lounge, shop and hairdressers and a communal lift to the upper floors. 

Number 39 is situated on the second floor having an entrance door with spyhole leading through to: 

WELCOMING ENTRANCE HALL With coving to the ceiling, mains smoke alarm, built-in double store cupboard with shelving and emergency pull-cord. 

LOUNGE/ OPEN PLAN KITCHEN 24' 9" x 10' 6" (7.54m x 3.2m) Having UPVC double glazed French doors to the Juliet balcony, radiator, coving to ceiling and mains smoke alarm. 

KITCHEN AREA Having a range of matching white fronted base, wall and drawer units with granite effect roll-top work surfaces and complementary tiled splash backs, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer, sink drainer unit with mixer tap, built-in Zanussi electric oven and four ring halogen hob with extractor over. 

BEDROOM ONE 15' 7" x 10' 1" (4.75m x 3.07m) Having coving to ceiling, radiator, double glazed window to the front and door through to: 

JACK & JILL WET ROOM 10' 1" x 8' 9" (3.07m x 2.67m) With ceramic tiled splashbacks, radiator, wall mounted wash hand basin, wc with fold-down grab rails, open shower area with thermostatic shower, fitted hand rails, rail and curtain. Door through to hall. 

BEDROOM TWO 11' 5" x 8' 5" (3.48m x 2.57m) Having a double glazed window to the front, coving to ceiling and radiator. 

N.B. - FACILITIES

Service charges as of 30.06.16 £101.24 per week and £17.79 per week for 7 lunches.


Communal lounge where residents and older people from the wider community can meet and take part in activities.
Main Dining Room where a two course midday meal will be served daily
Smaller lounges with kitchen areas for making drinks and snacks on each floor
Hobbies, Shop, Hairdressing Salon
Guest Room with en-suite facilities available at a small charge for your visitors who wish to stay overnight.
Wheelchair store with electric charging facilities
Assisted bathrooms.
An Estate Manager, employed by Solihull Care Housing Association will oversee the smooth running of the scheme
Following assessment you will receive a care and/or support plan suited to your individual needs, provided by either the on-site care and support provider or a provider of your choice
If you do not meet the criteria for care being provided by Solihull Care Trust you can purchase it from the domiciliary care team on site or from another care provider
The housing-related support service provides the on-call emergency response service; assistance to gain access to other services; such as assistance with benefit claims, or support to undertake daily living activities for example shopping or laundry; and support to organise and take part in activities
A cleaning service will ensure all the communal areas of the scheme are cleaned to a high standard. You will also be able to purchase the services of the cleaning service, or alternatively make your own arrangements

Eligibility for the scheme
The scheme is intended primarily for people aged 55 and over, or those with a disability, who live in the Solihull area or have a strong connection with the area.
To apply to rent a apartment you must have care or support needs and be willing to take part in a community care assessment which will identify your level of need
Shared ownership apartments will be available to people who meet the age/disability and locality criteria, who are suitable for the service, and who would benefit from the additional support, safety and security that this type of accommodation can offer.  

ASSESSMENT All prospective applicants for accommodation will need to complete an application form and undergo a home assessment to confirm eligibility for the scheme. Decisions on allocations will be taken by a Panel comprising representatives from SCHA, Solihull Council's Adult Social Care Team, Solihull Community Housing and the care & support provider commissioned by the Council - Sanctuary Home Care. 


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Nearest stations

  • Shirley (1.4 mi)
  • Whitlock's End (1.6 mi)
  • Solihull (1.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Shirley (1.4 mi)
  • Whitlock's End (1.6 mi)
  • Solihull (1.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hunters Group Limited, Solihull

40 Station Road Solihull B91 3RX

0121 396 0446 Local call rate

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