The scheme is designed to cater for the needs of residents who are aged 60+. Applicants should be sufficiently able to live independently in their own flats, although they may arrange their own additional support if necessary (for instance to help with cleaning or personal care).
Older Persons Accommodation - Poplar House, Whitchurch
Poplar House in Whitchurch is a small complex of 16 self contained flats including 12 one-bedroom flats and 4 two-bedroom flats.
Located close to Whitchurch Village with its varied shops and other amenities, residents are able to take advantage of what is on offer locally (including a carvery restaurant across the road) while also being able to participate in on-site events and activities if they wish. The communal lounge has a homely feel and residents are able to enjoy the scheme's gardens with its raised beds - some even grow vegetables.
Accessibility of the scheme
Poplar House has a number of adaptations to make access easier for all tenants. These include :
• Level/ramped access to the scheme
• Lift to upper floors
• Wheelchair accessible communal areas
• Accessible garden
• Grab rails
Facilities and Amenities
Each flat at Poplar House has its own kitchen and bathroom. Other facilities include :
• Communal lounge
• Communal kitchen
• Communal laundry
• Staff office
Amenities available within approximately half a mile of Poplar House include:
• Local shopping area (Tesco express, Boots, Iceland, Co-op and a butcher)
• Bus stop (at the bottom of the road)
• Places of worship
• Train station
• Bank/building society
• Post office
Social activities are arranged for tenants to take part in if they wish. Some of the activities are also open to members of the local community.
• Coffee morning every week
• Extend exercise class every week
• Trips to local pub/restaurant for lunch
• Trips to shopping outlets
• Monthly communal lunch
• Fund raising activities (e.g. knitting Easter chicks, pet box for PDSA, small change bottle for chosen charity)
• Occasional special days (e.g. garden party, Christmas deco day)
Renting a flat at Poplar House costs approximately £50.00 a week for a 1-bedroom flat or £60.00 a week for a 2-bedroom flat plus a service charge of up to £60 a week (which covers various services including electricity and water charges).
Depending on your income you may be able to claim Housing Benefit to help with the rent and some elements fo the service charge. For more information please contact the Housing Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111.
The Scheme Manager is available during office hours from Monday to Friday to offer friendly advice and support with day to day issues and to help in an emergency.
Who to contact if the Scheme Manager is not available
Every flat at Poplar House has an alarm which is linked to the Cardiff Community Alarm Service. Tenants can use the alarm at any time (day or night) to summon help in an emergency. A mobile warden will vist if necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a tenant at Poplar House you need to complete a Cardiff Housing Application form. Please contact the Housing Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111 for a form, and ask for help with filling it in if necessary.