Welcome to Dunelm Close
A friendly and safe welcome
Find out how we are welcoming new residents into our retirement housing, alongside the measures in place to keep everyone safe.
At Dunelm Close retirement housing scheme in Birtley, we offer 16 one bedroom purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55.
The property is situated close to Gateshead and has excellent transport links to Newcastle, Chester-le-Street and Durham. The local shops are within walking distance and include supermarkets, a post office, library, bakery, hairdressers and cafes. There are doctors' surgeries within walking distance. Other local amenities within a short bus journey include a cinema, community centre and a weekly market.
We understand that sometimes you like to be alone and at other times you may want to be more sociable. Our properties give you that freedom. At Dunelm Close there are no communal areas but everyone is welcome to join us at Beverley Court where we run social activities including lunch clubs, coffee mornings, entertainment nights and day trips.
You will not need to worry about maintenance and repairs or gardening upkeep as we take care of those. We provide a wide range of facilities, including a garden with seating area and six parking spaces.
Features of Dunelm Close
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Secure door entry system on all external doors
Care and support
More support available when you need it:
- Supporting Manager
- 24 hour emergency response call system
Life at Dunelm Close
At Dunelm Close sheltered housing scheme, we offer purpose-built and well-maintained rented accommodation for people over the age of 55.
Your home will be completely self-contained with your own front door allowing you the privacy and independence you expect. It will be easy to maintain, and you will be able to give your new home a personal touch and decorate and furnish it as you wish.
Your kitchen will have fully-fitted units. There will be storage space and lounge and bedroom areas.
Many of the people who live in our properties have arranged broadband and digital or satellite TV and most properties have a telephone point.
You will want to feel safe in your new home and that’s why each of our properties is fitted with an emergency alarm.
Our retirement properties have a real community feel where people interact with their neighbours, families and friends, continuing to do all the things they love.
Our rented housing locations plan and organise a wide range of activities and events tailored to the interests of the people living in them. Events are varied and many of our rented housing locations choose to set up social committees to include everyone in the planning of communal events and activities.
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. Below is indicative pricing to act as a guide to the costs at Dunelm Close, Chester Le Street. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Properties for rent
Your monthly fee will range from £432.09 and normally includes your rent, service charge and water rates.
What is included in rental fees?
Our service charge covers all the cost of amenities you share with your neighbours, including the scheme manager service, our 24-hour emergency call service (Anchor on Call), repairs and maintenance, window cleaning, gardening and the cleaning of communal areas.
Your local council will be able to advise you about getting help paying your rent and service charge through housing benefit. They will also be able to tell you if they will be paying a grant to us to meet or contribute towards the support cost elements of our services to you.
Straightforward, supportive and safe
We continue to welcome new residents to our retirement housing safely and residents, colleagues and visitors are welcome to wear face-coverings, for example, in shared and busy areas.
Making the most of technology
Everyone’s safety and wellbeing is our absolute priority, so where possible we are offering prospective residents the opportunity to use technology to do virtual viewings and can send videos and photographs to support your decision making. We will of course be delighted to welcome you for an in-person viewing if this is your preference.
To start your enquiry, simply click “Enquire now” and call us or complete an enquiry form.
Our helpful team will offer you all the information you need to find your next home - we’ll provide you with full details of the property including up to date information on current vacancies and our waiting list.
They will be your main point of contact and will work with you to ensure your move goes smoothly and will continue to support you to settle in, offering you any advice and guidance you need to feel at home and confident in your choice to live with us.
Jones Street, Birtley, Chester Le Street, County Durham, DH3 1HA
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