RetireMove 16 March 2019

Birchgrove takes stress out of moving

To reduce the stress of moving, retirement property specialist Birchgrove has teamed up with The Senior Move Partnership to offer residents a Moveasy Package

The team will assist downsizers throughout the move from putting the current home on the market, decluttering and selling unwanted items, and helping shop for new furniture to managing the removal company, packing and unpacking.

Honor Barratt, Managing Director at Birchgrove, says: “Moving can be an impossible task for many retirees, so we were determined to offer our customers a structured approach that will turn moving day into a smooth undertaking.

Already, our Moveasy package has given people the confidence to say ‘yes’ to moving.”

To help settle in quickly, Birchgrove offers new residents at their flagship development in Sidcup, London a free meal at the onsite restaurant on moving day and also stocks the fridge with some essentials such as milk and bread.

Friends and family  who  come to help are invited to spend a complimentary night at Birchgrove’s Stayover Suite.

Due for completion in spring 2019, Birchgrove’s Sidcup development will offer 74 modern apartments with one, two and three-bedrooms.

Residents have access to onsite restaurant, club room, library, wellbeing and fitness centre, hairdressing and beauty salon as well as the communal gardens which will have plots to grow vegetables.

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In addition, each apartment is linked to a 24-hour emergency call service, for immediate assistance.

Regular events and hobby groups will contribute to the community spirit, and there will be a shuttle service to the local high street.

All tenants are entitled to one hour’s domestic support per week, meaning a member of staff will help with chores such as cleaning, cooking, shopping or doing the ironing.

Apartments feature wide doors and corridors, making them wheelchair accessible, whilst appliances in the fully fitted kitchens are waist height for easy access.

The modern bathrooms come with en-suite walk-in showers that are equipped with simple to use switches, taps and plugs.

Family members benefit from an onsite guest suite, which can be booked via Birchgrove’s concierge service.

For the potential scenario of a resident needing extra care, Birchgrove has teamed up with homecare specialist Alina, which was rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Alina Homecare offers tailored care solutions, giving residents peace of mind that their new home can easily adapt, should their support requirements change.

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Rental fees includes a concierge service, 24-hour onsite emergency assistance, access to the onsite facilities, transportation, one hour domestic support, phone line installation, and utility costs (gas, electricity, water).

For more information on the Moveasy package or living at Birchgrove, please visit or contact the team on 020 3929 5599.

Those interested in moving to Birchgrove are also invited to visit the brand new show suites in Sidcup, to get a first-hand feel of the quality of the homes.