Independent Living

Greatwell Homes has 12 Independent Living schemes in Wellingborough and surrounding villages.

We have a great choice of accommodation available including one & two bedroom flats and bungalows. The majority of the schemes provide level access bathrooms and lifts to floors above ground level. Independent Living has a small number of accessible properties to support a range of disabilities. All properties contain emergency call equipment linked to a professional accredited call centre, offering peace of mind to customers, family and friends.

All schemes, with the exception of Park Street in Wollaston, offer communal facilities to customers and encourage the local community to get involved and take part in a range of activities available.

Independent Living is designed to provide a combination of housing and support tailored to individual need. A ‘Needs Assessment’ is completed when you apply for housing to assess your support needs. In addition, every customer receives a person centred support plan to promote independence and empower customers to reach their personal goals.

If you require support to stay in your current home, the support team offer a Lifeline Service available to anyone within 30 minutes travel time of Wellingborough.

For more information on our schemes or services, please contact the Independent Living team.

Our Schemes:

  • Barringers Court and St Katherines Way, Irchester
  • Charles Robinson Court, Wellingborough
  • Elizabeth and Victoria Close, Earls Barton
  • Hearnden Court, Wellingborough
  • Hollowell Court, Wellingborough
  • Knights Court, Wellingborough
  • Park Street, Wollaston
  • Perkins Court, Wellingborough
  • Walkers Way, Finedon
  • Henshaw Road, Wellingborough
  • Hardwick Road, Little Harrowden

Independent Living Charges

All Independent Living properties have a weekly rent charge, service charge and support charge. Where communal heating is in place there is a heating charge. Rent, service and heating charges vary across the schemes.

Rent & Service Charges

It is important that your rent is paid on time so we can carry on providing our services to you. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, to go our Help & Support page for more information on how we can help you.

You can pay your rent using the AllPay system and check details of your account including your scheduled payment dates and any remaining rent to be paid to Greatwell Homes.

Service Charges

Service charges go towards the costs of providing and maintaining services and benefits. For example, a lift in a block of flats the cost of providing caretaking such as grounds maintenance and communal lighting and cleaning.

Heating Charges

Where there is a communal heating system installed there is a set weekly charge for each flat to cover the cost of heating and hot water.

Support Charges

Please find below the list of Independent Living support we provide and the costs.

Support Average weekly charge
Level One: Provision of alarm + weekly wellbeing check £10.00
Level Two: Two 10 minute visits per week £13.00
Level Three: Three 10 minute visits per week £16.00