Wheatley Road, in the Ely area of Cardiff, has 36 self contained one-bedroom flats in 4 separate blocks.
The scheme is well served by public transport allowing residents to take advantage of the shops at Culverhouse Cross and further afield as well as the smaller local shops and facilities within walking distance.
Social activities at the scheme include a tea/coffee club where residents meet for a chat and snacks, regular shopping trips, sightseeing trips and meals out.
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 flat, although they may arrange their own additional help and support if necessary (for instance to help with cleaning or personal care).
The Scheme Manager is available during office hours from Monday - Friday to provide a friendly face and offer support and advice in an emergency.
Who to contact if the Scheme Manager is not available
All flats at Wheatley Road have 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 visit if necessary.
Accessibility of the scheme
Wheatley Road has a number of adaptations to make access easier for all tenants. These include :
• Level/ramped access to the scheme
• Wheelchair accessible communal areas
• Accessible garden
• Grab rails
Facilities and Amenities
All flats at Wheatley Road have their own kitchen and bathroom. Other facilities include :
• Communal lounge
• Communal kitchen
• Communal laundry
• Guest accommodation
• Staff office
What is available locally?
Amenities available within approximately half a mile of the scheme include :
• Local shops (including Lidl and Tesco)
• Bus stop (at the end of the road)
• Doctors surgery
• Places of worship
• Post office
• Bank/building society
• Eye clinic
• Day centre
• Health centre
• Leisure centre
• Police station
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 mornings
• Exercise classes
• Breakfast club once a week
• Day trips
• Day trips with other schemes
• Shopping trips
Renting a flat at Wheatley Road costs approximately £50.00 a week 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 of the service charge. If you want more information about this please contact the Housing Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111.
If you are interested in becoming a tenant at Wheatley Road 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.