Brunelcare has a number of housing schemes, primarily in and around the Bristol area. Ranging from comfy one and two bed homes, available through Bristol’s Home Choice, to privately-owned retirement village apartments and 24/7 nursing care homes.

Eligibility and how to apply

For each of the housing services we provide we outline the eligibility criteria and how to apply:

Sheltered housing  

Eligibility: For people aged 60 and over, referred to Brunelcare by Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice team. Living independently in one of Brunelcare’s 23 housing sites in Bristol. Managed by Housing Officers and their team, where support with living is available if needed. Property maintenance and pull-cord alarm system also provided at the majority of the housing schemes, inclusive in rent.

How to apply

In the first instance contact Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice team online.

  • Brunelcare’s available properties are advertised on Bristol City Council’s Home Choice Bristol website www.homechoicebristol.co.uk
  • To apply for our sheltered housing you need to fill in an application form on the HomeChoice website
  • All applicants are assessed by Bristol City Council according to their need. You can then bid on properties you are eligible for and properties are let to those applicants with the greatest need.

You can also call Brunelcare’s Housing Team for guidance on this on 0117 914 4257 or email housingadminteam@brunelcare.org.uk

Independent living (rented property)

Eligibility: For people aged 60 and over, resident in Bristol, who choose to rent a retirement flat and are happy to live independently (without Housing Officer support), but with the benefit of housing maintenance support from Brunelcare, inclusive in rent.

How to apply

In the first instance contact Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice team online.

  • Brunelcare’s available properties are advertised on Bristol City Council’s Home Choice Bristol website www.homechoicebristol.co.uk
  • To apply for our sheltered housing you need to fill in an application form on the HomeChoice website
  • All applicants are assessed by Bristol City Council according to their need. You can then bid on properties you are eligible for and properties are let to those applicants with the greatest need.

You can also call Brunelcare’s Housing Team for guidance on this on 0117 914 4257 or email housingadminteam@brunelcare.org.uk

Extra care housing

Eligibility: To be considered for Extra Care the housing applicant needs to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are aged 65 or over, or over 55 if registered disabled
  • Are a Bristol resident
  • Are in receipt of at least 5 hours of care each week.

‘Extra Care Housing’ is the term used to describe homes that have been especially designed for older people to maintain or regain their independence, and additional home care and support is available from the on-site care team.

How to apply

If you are unsure if you are eligible for this housing, or may require supported funding,  contact Bristol City council for assessment – Care Direct 0117 922 2700 or see: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/care-and-support-for-adults

For those funding their own property and care please contact our Extra Care schemes directly:

ABC Centre:

T: 01275 540177   

E: ABC@brunelcare.org.uk                                                                                      

Colliers Gardens:

T: 0117 958 6336

E: colliers_gardens@brunelcare.org.uk

Waverley Gardens:

T: 0117 964 1888                                                                                                                            

E: WaverleyGardens@brunelcare.org.uk

Retirement living – Woodland Court

Eligibility: Retirement properties available for private purchase only, self-funded. Purchase price includes on site management team service, on site facilities such as restaurant service and grounds maintenance. With option to purchase home care from Brunelcare later in life.

How to apply

For further information on the apartments we have available and to arrange a visit, please call 0117 906 1400 or email woodlandenquiries@brunelcare.org.uk

Leasehold

Eligibility: For people aged 60 and over, these properties are ideal for those who want to have a stake in ownership of their home and offer an alternative to renting and full ownership.

How to apply

Please contact Brunelcare’s Housing Team to enquire about these properties. Telephone 0117 914 4257 or email housingadminteam@brunelcare.org.uk

Shared Ownership

Eligibility: For people aged 60 and over, resident in Bristol, looking for apartments / flats / bungalows to privately own their property with shared ownership. For those happy to live independently (without Housing Officer support), but with the benefit of housing maintenance support from Brunelcare, inclusive in property ownership.

How to apply

In the first instance contact Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice team online.

  • Brunelcare’s available properties are advertised on Bristol City Council’s Home Choice Bristol website www.homechoicebristol.co.uk
  • To apply for our sheltered housing you need to fill in an application form on the HomeChoice website
  • All applicants are assessed by Bristol City Council according to their need. You can then bid on properties you are eligible for and properties are let to those applicants with the greatest need.
  • You can also call Brunelcare’s Housing Team for guidance on 0117 914 4257 or email housingadminteam@brunelcare.org.uk

Care home

Eligibility: Brunelcare care homes provide a nursing-care lifestyle for older people with specific nursing needs, including specialist dementia and end of life care.

Note:

  • People needing a care home place, with assets over £23,500, will be eligible to fund their own care.  
  • People needing a care home place should seek advice such as requesting a Local Authority financial assessment to determine funds available and how long this funding is likely to last.  If the person requiring a care home room does not have mental capacity then NOK (next of kin) will only be able to access funds to pay for care if they have these legal rights in place regarding property and affairs.

How to apply

Please contact Brunelcare’s relevant care home manager directly.

 

 

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