What is Village 135?
Village 135 is a modern and innovative £20m extra care housing development with an on-site bistro, salon and spa. The Village 135 development is supported by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG). There are 135 stylish, modern and energy efficient apartments with a range of renting and buying options. 66 for affordable rent, 39 for shared ownership and 30 for outright sale. The development is located in Wythenshawe, Garden City, Manchester.

What is extra care?
Extra Care is designed to enable older people to stay independent in their new home, with the flexibility of support, care and choice. Extra Care breaks down barriers that individuals sometimes face when they are older, providing an attractive way of living and in most cases a home for life.

What are the ownership options available?
30 apartments will be available for outright sale, 39 will be available for shared ownership and 66 for rent.

What types of homes will there be?
All 135 apartments will be stylish, modern and efficient two beds with Kitchen/diner and bathroom. The apartments meet full mobility and access needs.

What features will there be?
All the apartments will be spacious and finished to an excellent standard. Features will include:

  • Fitted with Modern Contemporary Kitchen
  • Vinyl non slip flooring
  • Low energy lighting
  • Wet rooms with showers and shower curtains
  • Ceramic wall tiling
  • Fully programmable heating system, powered by Biomass Communal plant system
  • Low surface temperature radiators in specific rooms
  • Window and French Doors/ Security and Safety
  • Aluminium external doors and windows
  • Secure by design locking system
  • Fire and Smoke alarms
  • Door entry system
  • Emergency Call System

 

ELIGIBILITY PROCESS TO LIVE AT VILLAGE 135

What are the eligibility criteria to live at Village 135?
Applicants must be a minimum age of 55, have a care or support need and have a local connection with Wythenshawe.

What are the age restrictions to live at Village 135?
Applicants must be a minimum of 55 years old to qualify for Village 135, however in exceptional circumstances we will consider applicants under 55 years old.

QUALIFICATION PROCESS TO LIVE AT VILLAGE 135

What issues are considered when selecting residents?
All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis taking into account all of the applicants circumstances.

Can approved residents choose which home they have?
Allocation of apartments is based on a first come first served basis and the level of demand for outright sale, shared ownership and rental residents.

How do applicants apply?
Applicants will be dependent on whether the applicant is buying outright, shared ownership or renting, but the Village 135 team will guide them through the application process step by step.

When will applicants be advised if they qualify?
Successful applicants will be advised in writing and by telephone.

What happens to confidential information provided?
All information provided will be stored confidentially in line with the data protection act

COSTS TO LIVE AT VILLAGE 135

Will I have to pay council tax?
It’s the responsibility of residents to ensure council tax is paid.

Will I have to pay a TV licence?
It’s the responsibility of residents to pay their TV licence.

Will I have to pay stamp duty?
Stamp duty will be payable at the regular rate, however it is only payable on which share you buy.

Will I have to pay a service charge?
A service charge is payable weekly in advance on the first Monday of every month. The service charge covers the costs of property management and maintenance.

Will I have to pay for utility bills?
Residents will be responsible for heat, electricity and water bills.

Will I have to pay for insurance?
Residents will have to pay for a contents insurance policy, but buildings insurance is included. Shared owners and owner occupiers will be charged for the building insurance with in the service charges.

What is the length of the lease?
125 years

Will there be a Sinking Fund at Village?
Yes, leaseholders will be liable to pay a sinking fund fee, your sales advisor will give you further information.

Will costs be reviewed?
Charges will be reviewed annually and residents will have access to the breakdown of these charges.

What other costs will there be to live at Village 135?
Extra charges can vary, but the main ones include things such as council tax, contents insurance, TV licence, internet, satellite and phone rental.

What are the costs to use the bistro, salon and spa?
There will be costs to eat in the bistro, use the salon and spa services.

MOVING TO LIVE AT VILLAGE 135

How much support will I receive when moving to Village 135?
All residents will receive guidance and support to help them move in easily and without any stress.

LIVING AT VILLAGE 135

What staff will be on duty?
Village 135 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. There will always be a team available for residents.

Will residents be allowed to own pets?
No, pets won’t be allowed at Village 135 with the exception of working dogs.

What transport links are there nearby?
Village 135 is ideally located for Manchester Airport – Manchester tram line station and bus stops.

What parking facilities are there?
There will be parking available for residents but no allocated parking spaces.

Is there any where for my friends and Family to stay when they visit me?
Our apartments have two spacious bedrooms and if you think you will need more spare rooms when guests are visiting, we have guest rooms available on site to book for your family and friends at a reasonable fee.

Are residents expected to join in activities and events?
No, residents have the choice if they want to join in and take part.

Is it open during Christmas, Easter and other holidays?
Village 135 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. There will always be a team available for residents.

Is there a place of religious worship?
No, there won’t be a designated area for worship, but residents are welcome to worship in their spacious apartments.

Will there be cash machines onsite?
No, but there is a cash machine across the road at the shops.

Will I still receive junk mail?
Mail is the responsibility of residents, so junk mail may be received.

What do I do with my household rubbish?
There are communal bin stores on site and residents will be responsible for taking their rubbish from their apartments to the bin stores.

Will the apartments have security systems?
All apartments will be fitted with a secure door system and residents will be provided with a personal alarm system. There will be a team on hand and CCTV in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Is there a telephone line and WIFI?
Yes, there will be a telephone line, but residents will have to subscribe to a supplier to use this facility.

General queries

I have a question that is not covered on here. Who should I contact?
We would be delighted to talk to you, whether it is to help answer questions or queries or to give you further information. Simply call us on 0800 633 5500/ 0300 7777 177 or email amanda.seals@wchg.org.uk or contact the Garden City Homes Sales Team on enquiries@gardencityhomes.org.uk.

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