Our independent retirement living

The homes we call ‘independent living’ are for Bristol residents over 60 years in age, available through Bristol’s Home Choice.

These homes are for those who choose to rent a retirement flat and are happy to live independently without regular support from our Housing Officers.

All located within Bristol, our six independent living schemes, with the exception of Gulshan House, are bungalows, where accommodation is self-contained with its own front door, kitchen, bathroom and either one or two bedrooms.

We also provide a property maintenance service for all these homes, inclusive in the rent, taking a weight off your mind.  Should you need extra support in later life, we are also here to talk to you about arranging that extra assistance.

How do I apply?

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

Brunelcare’s available properties are advertised on Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice Bristol website.

We have provided some additional help and guidance on this page and you can also call Brunelcare’s Housing Team for information:

T: 0117 914 4257

E: housingadminteam@brunelcare.org.uk

What we offer

  • We are able to provide home support services on a privately funded basis.
  • We ensure that our schemes are well maintained and inviting places to live
  • Some of the properties within our independent living schemes are equipped with a ‘Say Phone’ system, for use in the case of an emergency to call for prompt assistance
  • You will be notified regularly about the services available to you
  • We encourage links within your local community and will provide information about tenant activities taking place throughout the year

Check individual locations for features, facilities and specific activities available.

Ash Close

Comfy studio and one and two bedroom flats available through Bristol’s Home Choice property finding service

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Brean Gardens

Comfy two bedroom bungalows available through Bristol’s Home Choice property finding service, and the shared ownership bungalows via Brunelcare’s Customer Services team.

View Brean Gardens

Elin Cottages

Comfy two person one bed bungalows available through Bristol’s Home Choice property finding service

View Elin Cottages

Summerleaze

Comfy two bed bungalows available through Bristol’s Home Choice property finding service.

View Summerleaze

Woodland Close

Comfy two bed bungalows available through Bristol’s Home Choice property finding service.

View Woodland Close

Gulshan House

Comfy two bed flats available through Bristol’s Home Choice property finding service.

View Gulshan House

Help and Guidance

We know that finding out about the housing services you need can be daunting.
This guidance is designed to help answer your questions and to provide relevant information.

I live in Bristol and have supported funding for my rent - how do I apply for housing?

In the first instance contact Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice team whose details are published on www.homechoicebristol.co.uk

I pay for my rent myself - how do I apply for your housing?

In the first instance contact Bristol City Council’s HomeChoice team whose details are published on www.homechoicebristol.co.uk

Tenant Services

From fixing a leaking pipe to helping with a rent query, our housing and property team is on hand to support our tenants, ensuring that help is available whenever needed.