108 self-contained apartments, comprising of one and two bed flats, are available for rent
20 properties are available as shared ownership
Apartments are grouped around small courtyards, with landscaped surrounding garden with pond area
Restaurant provides 2 meals a day (extra charge)
Regular activities take place each week for you to join in with
On-site care team can assist with daily tasks like shopping, cleaning, dressing and meal preparation (extra charge)
Laundry on-site, with ironing service available (at extra charge)
Lift access throughout building, with ramp / level access flooring and wide hallways
The local area provides a good range of shops, doctors surgeries and community centres
Hair salon on site
Life at Waverley Gardens
Meet the Manager: Laura Hartry
My name is Laura and I have worked at Brunelcare for 11 years. At Waverley Gardens extra care, our aim is to provide an inclusive community for people to be able to live independently, safe in the knowledge that there is someone there if they are needed.
We try to provide varied and meaningful activities to stimulate and engage those who want it and we are always looking for new ideas and projects to enhance the lives of our tenants.
We’re rated Good overall
Waverley Gardens has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as Good overall.
CQC reported: “People using the service were all positive about the care and support they received. They told us they got on well with staff and that staff treated them with dignity and respect. People’s independence was encouraged.”
How do I apply?
If you are unsure if you are eligible for this housing, or may require supported funding, contact Bristol City council for assessment by calling Care Direct 0117 922 2700. For those funding their own property and care, please contact our Centre Manager directly.
‘Extra Care Housing’ (ECH) is the term used to describe homes that have been specially designed for older people, allowing them to maintain or regain their independence for as long as possible. ECH sites give tenants the peace of mind of knowing that care and support is available, when and if they need it.
Extra care housing is available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
Be aged 65 or over, or over 55 if registered disabled
Be a Bristol resident
Be in receipt of at least five-hours of care each week
Extra care housing may be right for you if you are starting to need some support with your daily living, but want to maintain your independence by living in your own self-contained flat.
All of our extra care accommodation is self-contained with its own front door, kitchen, bathroom, heating, bedroom(s) and pull cord system.
How will I be supported?
Our onsite teams can help and encourage you to live independently by assisting you with washing and dressing. All laundry needs, ironing, cleaning of your home, personal care, shopping and meal preparations can be provided, alongside administering your medication and supporting you if you wish to attend activities.
Can people visit me?
Of course! It’s your own home, with its own front door – so you can choose who visits you and when. Visitors are welcome at the scheme at any time, day or night.
Is there an onsite restaurant?
There is a hot meal available in the restaurant every lunchtime (this must be paid for as it is not charged as part of the rent). Lunches are a good opportunity for tenants to get together and to meet with families and friends
and with other older people from the local community. For other meals, care and support staff can prepare food in your own kitchen or can assist you to prepare your own meals.
What happens if my care needs change?
If the changes are small then we will make adjustments without a formal review. However, if your care needs
change substantially a reassessment may be needed to ensure your care needs can still be met within the scheme. We will look into the availability for ‘next step’ care.
Are guest rooms available for booking?
All our Extra Care Housing Schemes have guest rooms available for visiting family and friends for a small fee. This fee is reinvested back into the charity. All guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms and must be booked in advance.
Why choose Brunelcare?
Founded in 1941, Brunelcare has over 80 years of experience providing high-quality housing, care and support for older people in the South West.
We support over 2,000 customers across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Somerset, and are recognised for our expertise in caring for people living with a dementia.
In addition to our own rigorous self-assessment, we are regulated by the CQC. We also regularly seek our customers’ views and feedback to ensure we maintain a high standard of care and high levels of satisfaction in our services.
As a charity, we do not pay dividends to shareholders. Any profit we make is reinvested back into the services we provide.
Brunelcare employees are skilled, friendly and qualified. We have designed our recruitment and selection methods to ensure that we recruit a high calibre of employees that suit the culture of each care home.
All of our colleagues are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before working for us and, once approved, they undergo a full induction programme and receive continuous training.
Our team is extremely experienced at working with older people who may be frail, have a learning disability, or have a long-term illness.