Assisted living, sometimes referred to as ‘extra care housing’ or 'integrated retirement community', is a housing development specifically designed for people in later life. They typically offer a range of housing options as well as additional amenities and services that promote an active and social lifestyle for residents.
The primary goal of an assisted living accommodation is to create a safe, comfortable and enjoyable living environment for older adults, fostering a sense of community and providing opportunities for socialising, intellectual stimulation, and an active lifestyle.
Birchgrove, the award-winning developer of modern retirement homes offers high quality 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained assisted living apartments, in a variety of styles and layouts. Our properties are located in London, Kent and Surrey, to suit your personality and taste.
We make sure that every retirement community is future-designed to suit your needs as you age and has character to complement the local area. Thoughtful spaces that bring people together help forge communities where people feel grounded and at home.
Buying an apartment after retirement isn’t always the best or easiest option – particularly with stamp duty, conveyancing and estate agent fees – so we offer our apartments for rent, giving you easier access to a home and the support that perfectly suits your needs.
Our retirement properties are offered solely for rent. There are no stamp duty costs or legal conveyancing fees or stress associated with purchasing a property. There’s no pressure to buy, and you need only give two months’ notice should you wish to leave.
The Birchgrove rental model covers all the large-ticket expenses like energy costs – electricity, heating and water – and many of the rising incidental costs that go along with owning your own home e.g. housekeeping, broadband, window cleaning, gardening, buildings insurance, security and a whole host of other things.
We don't charge service charges, nor do we charge exit fees. All you pay is the rent and a one-off joining fee which gives you access to our Moveasy service.
The rent is reviewed once annually and adjusted in line with the retail price index. Our inclusive rent makes it easier to manage your finances.
We design our assisted living communities to be just that - community.
Our weekly programme of events and activities offer opportunities to socialise and relax with neighbours or try out new hobbies and pursuits.
Residents have access to exclusive onsite amenities such as a restaurant, licensed bar, club room, fitness suite, library, landscaped gardens and greenhouse.
Regular events and activities programme also contribute to the friendly community lifestyle, and for added peace of mind there is a concierge and 24-hour staff presence.
Though you might not need much help today, the amount of care and support you need might change over time.
At Birchgrove, we work with our trusted partners to ensure that our care and support is flexible to suit your needs and will be carried out by people you know and who understand your requirements. It is also constantly monitored, so if things change you’ll always get the right level of *care.
*Nursing care is not provided.
Our retirement advisors are here to help answer your questions about life at Birchgrove and help you consider whether it is right for you. If helpful, our advisors can also visit you at home.Find out more