DP’s Supported Housing is set in attractive accommodation. Increasingly, house sharing in residential areas provides the person with a sense or familiarity of environment by living in a house on a street, with community amenities including nearby shops, parks, neighbours etc.

Our support is extensive, due to our team of high quality skilled wardens managers.  Enhanced support includes

  • Laundry and cleaning
  • A variety of stimulating group activities designed to promote wellbeing including art, writing short stories club, news of the week forum etc
  • Support with attending medical appointments including GP and Pharmacy setup
  • Support with appointments with social workers and clinical staff etc.
  • Support with accessing benefits advice
  • Support with all paperwork and telephone calls
  • Support with online shopping and other housing related services
  • Arranging holidays for people with mental health or learning disabilities
  1. A Description of Dementia Partner’s Shared House in Watford, Hertfordshire from the previous owner, a well loved community GP
  2. About Extra Care Shared Housing – Commonly known as Residential and Sheltered Housing 
  3. How Our Skilled Wardens can provide support with Care Home Plans Assist
  4. See the Floorplan link http://dementiapartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/floor-plan.pdf

The EAC Quality of Information Mark has been granted to Dementia Partners first listing, a kitemark to help promote and celebrate all forms of retirement housing, and ensure that elderly people have access to accurate and detailed information when deciding whether to move home. It is valid for 24 months.

 

1. Description of Dementia Partner’s Shared House in Watford, Hertfordshire from the previous owner, a well loved community GP

  • Property type:Semi-detached house
  • Property style:Period
  • Tenure:Freehold
  • Floors:5
  • Listed status:None
  • Year built1903
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Receptions:3
  • Decorative condition:Excellent
  • Central heating:Throughout
  • Parking:Off street
  • Outside space:Private garden
  • Heating type:Radiators
  • Heating fuel:Mains gas
  • Water:Mains (unmetered)
  • Drainage:Mains

Additional features: Basement/cellar,Bespoke fixtures,Conservatory,Double glazing,Ensuite bathroom,Ornamental Fireplaces,Laundry/utility room, Loft/attic,Outbuilding,Period features

Other features: Edwardian features retained as much as possible (last owners removed the toilet in the kitchen in 1985!). High ceilings in main rooms. We are on new kitchen number 3 (in the last 30 yrs) with Italian Granite worksurfaces, a Range Induction Cooker, underfloor heating, conservatory with Pilkington K+ glass with a Utility lean-to, running half the length of the house , Summerhouse +shed at bottom of garden with hot and cold water, 30Amp armoured supply, numerous double sockets, Wifi wired in, fully insulated, Study with original fireplace, surround, tiles, mantlepiece. Livingroom with enormous original fireplace (ornamental), tiles, hearth, surround, mantlepiece, dodo rails, picture rails, original embossed 1903 wallpaper to dado, original brass curtain rail and fireplace surround. Fully tanked basement bedroom/home cinema with new ensuite tiled plus underfloor heating. First Floor: Back bedroom with original fireplace etc, built-in wardrobes and drawer, shelf, worktop unit. Wired with Sky and Freeview point. Small nursery/single bedroom. New fully tiled, underfloor heated, concealed lit, wet room style power shower.Fully boarded out loft with 2 light tubes that emerge in the first floor corridor Second floor Bedroom with built in cupboards , computer desk and shelves built-in. Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with spa bath and over bath power shower( remodelled and refurbished within the last 10 years). Converted Velux loft room for night time Warden support with cupboard space and access to eaves. Complete new roof in Jan 2014 because the old one needed remedial tile work. Double glazed throughout.

Local transport/amenities: Bushey——> Euston Station 4 minutes away at the bend of the road, train noise not an issue. Oxhey Park and St Matthew’s Church also within walking distance. M25 and M1 very close.

Description of home: When the previous owners bought this house in 1985 it was still in its original Edwardian state, 1898 lino, kitchen with a copper, toilet, Butler’s sink and 1920’s gas cooker. The basement was a larder and a coal hole, there was no heating (they had moved in November!!) and it hadn’t been decorated since being built. They lovingly brought it into the 20th Century retaining/discovering any period fixtures and fittings .They spent in excess of £150,000 over the past 30 years on the house which had been a generous, warm family home. The house has always served them well, it is like a Tardis, unremarkable from the outside but cavernous on the inside. Has to be viewed to do it justice.

Best things about home: Everything the previous owner has listed about his previous home has conferred added value both physically and emotionally to the feel of the house. It’s one of those you walk in to and feel…….yes…….I’d love to live here…..just a feeling but vital when buying a property. We don’t need to have coffee brewing or coffee beans cooking in the oven to give it a ‘homely’ feel, the home will sell itself. Our home is large enough to escape from other residents, if you want\need privacy. It has generously housed the previous family in true family home style over the past 30 years.

 

2. More About Our Extra Care Shared Housing Commonly Known as Residential and Sheltered Housing 

April 2016 – Reeta Ram, Director Dementia Partners Ltd – Supported Living is increasingly popular to living in care home settings. 

New alternatives to the traditional residential care home are being provided by the housing market, with older people in mind. People with learning disabilities and Mental Health problems have been living in alternative housing models for many years.

We provide independent housing for rental in partnership with R & S domiciliary agency provider, Pinner regulated by CQC.

Current health and social care policy and legislation emphasises person-centred approaches and use of community based options (e.g. the Care Act 2014), and discourages residential care home settings which are segregated from family and communities.

Key features of extra care housing for older people with mental health problems or learning disabilities are:

  • Residents have a domiciliary care package in place during the day plus a floating warden.
  • Flats may not be suitable for a person who is finding it difficult to manage bills, let carers in and cook meals. Increasingly, house sharing in residential areas provides the person with a sense or familiarity of environment by living in a house on a street, with community amenities including nearby shops, parks, neighbours etc.
  • The landlord provides domestic support such as cleaning and laundry services. Dementia Partners believes for people who have complex communication needs, it is essential for landlords to provide enhanced, skilled landlord support daily comprising checking the person’s domiciliary carers provide a good service, supporting people to have social activities they desire and help with communication with integrated care teams, to keep up with progressive changes in care heeds
  • There are attractive communal facilities and shared services, such as a lounge, dining area and garden.
  • We continue to recruit volunteers to provide additional activities and support as per a person’s choice.

CQC’S REPORT ON PERFORMANCE OF REGULATED CARE PROVIDERS

In their State of Health Care and Adult Social are in England 2015/16 report, a tipping point is predicted by CQC to be approaching. Market Oversight is a statutory scheme through which CQC assesses the financial sustainability of those care to encourage continuity of care when providers fail. CQC have seen profit margins reducing – both due to pressures on fees that those funding care of care are able or willing to pay, and overhead pressures that include the impact of the national living wage.  CQC flag examples in a recent report of large providers starting to hand back home care contracts that they think are uneconomic and undeliverable.

The February 2017, the White Paper notes the government’s commitment to explore ways to help older people to move at the right time, including possible future incentives.

Dementia Partners believes for people who have complex communication needs, it is essential for landlords to provide frequent, skilled landlord housing support working closely with the personal carers to create a positive, well led living environment.

Dementia Partners continues to strongly support the enhanced housing model with skilled staff being provided to people with complex communication needs caused by dementia, stroke, etc to whom domiciliary care packages are suitable.

3. Our Skilled Wardens provide support with Housing Support Plans.  Activities are stimulating and varied.

4. See the Floorplan link http://dementiapartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/floor-plan.pdf