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Byerly House

Byerly Place, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 7LY. Retirement housing

Manager's description

“To contact Byerly House, please phone (01908) 663588.

There is a Sheltered Housing Officer on duty Monday to Friday , their main duty is to act as a facilitator to check that tenants are able to look after themselves.
The Sheltered Housing Officer’s main responsibilities are:
To deal with emergencies.
To ensure that the building and equipment is secure and in good order.
To encourage tenants to be as independent as possible.
To liaise with other agencies on behalf of tenants: family, Doctors and care agencies.

Milton Keynes Council sheltered housing service is accredited to CSH Service Excellence Standards 2016 – rated good (2 stars). We participate in the EAC consultation service and are pleased to have won awards at the National Housing for Older people awards in both 2014 and 2015.

All our properties are connected to the Community Alarm Service with a 24 hr response to emergencies.

If you are interested in being considered for Sheltered Housing, please contact the Housing Options service on 01908 253481”

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Main facts

  • Retirement housing
  • 24 flats. Built in 1982. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties
  • Visiting management staff (community alarm service), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • stair lift(s), lounge, laundry, guest facilities, garden, hobby room, assisted bathing facility
  • Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 2 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s)
  • Weekly Social Activities include: Twice daily gathering in the communal lounge for tea/coffee, Wednesday pm Hoy, |Monday pm scheme lottery, organised by tenants. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (pets permitted if property is suitable)
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • Developed by Milton Keynes Council

Info updated: 02/03/2016. Update info


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Residents’ views

A number of residents have taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS); they have given top marks to this scheme for:

  • Convenience of the location
  • Number / size of facilities

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Location

Byerly Place, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 7LY

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