The Church of England Pensions Board provides 7 supported housing schemes which are available to retired beneficiaries. They all offer independent living with support, friendship and a strong sense of community in a relaxed environment.
Retired Beneficiaries include; Clergy, Deaconesses, Church and Lay Workers, Church Army Officers, Non-Stipendiary Ministers, House for Duty, non-Ministerial Lay pensioners, former employees of the Church of England organisations, and retired staff of the Church's National Institutions. Spouses/widows/widowers and civil partners of the above are also eligible. All Beneficiaries are required to have at least 5 year's service.
All schemes offer a flexible balance of independence and support. Staff are on site seven days per week to provide support as required. All are equipped with a 24-hour warden call system which can be used to call for emergency assistance from staff or the out of hours call centre.
Living in supported housing means that you can sit back and let the management take care of all the maintenance of communal and external areas with no more worrying about the upkeep of a building. Annual charges are based on actual costs and include a rental charge, utilities, facilities, meals and staff services. These are charged on either a single or double occupancy basis.
The Pensions Board holds two lists:
The Active list: this is for those wanting supported housing in the near future.
The Reserve list:for those wanting to register their intent but with no immediate plans to move into supported housing.
Mangers at schemes will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and provide more detail about the services we offer. We also encourage potential residents to visit to see the properties first hand.
We currently have empty flats available for immediate occupation at Capel Court and Manormead.
For further details please phone the schemes or visit the following website https://www.churchofengland.org/housing which contains further information about Supported Housing.