Care levels can be increased or decreased according to an individual's changing needs. The care supports independent living as it is provided to tenants living in their own home.
Chilton Green is a Sheltered Housing Scheme comprising of 85 properties. The properties include a mixture of flats and bungalows. Some of the properties have been adapted to accommodate the varying and changing needs of FlexiCare tenants.
Chilton Green is conveniently located in the Panshanger area of Welwyn Garden City, allowing access to many local services. It is close to Morrisons and within a short distance of the Moors Walk parade of shops, where a Doctor's Surgery and Dental Practice are also located.
Chilton Green has an experienced, professional Scheme Manager who will offer support and work with the care providers to co-ordinate your care. The Scheme Manager is usually available on site Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4pm.
Care staff are on site during the day between 7am and 10pm. They are also available to respond to emergency situations during the night. The levels of care can increase or decrease in line with your changing needs, allowing you to remain in your home whilst receiving the care you need. If you are in a couple with different care needs, you can stay together in FlexiCare housing and receive appropriate individual care.
Potential problems can be recognised early enabling quick and appropriate intervention, which may prevent hospital admissions. If admission to hospital is necessary, earlier discharge may be possible as the appropriate care is immediately available to you on your return.
FlexiCare can for many, be an independent home for life. Social events and outings regularly take place at the scheme and all tenants are welcome to join in.
All properties have an alarm system which is linked to our locally based control centre. The control centre is staffed by caring and experienced operators who provide 24 hour support.
Flexicare housing is suitable for you if you:
The first step is to contact Health and Community Services on for an assessment 0300 123 4042 for an assessment of your care needs so that we know what sort of care package you will require.
Next, you need to register on the housing list. Make sure you tell us that you have contacted Health and Community Services under the "Support needs" section of the application, it will also help if you mention on the form that you would like to move to Chilton Green.
When a property is empty it will be advertised on the Herts Choice Homes website for applicants to place bids on. We can place bids on your behalf if you ask us to do so.
If your bid has been successful the Scheme Manager and Care Manager will visit you to carry out a further assessment to make sure your needs can be met at Chilton Green.