Available Group and Independent living housing

Broomhill, Clematis Approach and Sorrel Court

Broomhill, Clematis Approach and Sorrel Court are grouped housing schemes, which offer supported housing for older people. The schemes are in the south of the city on the older part of the Birchwood Estate. The three schemes are next to each other. These share communal facilities and an independent living coordinator.

A shopping area that will meet most of your basic needs is within easy walking distance. A medical centre is nearby, with an attached pharmacy. There is a regular bus service to the centre of the city, with a bus stop very close to the schemes.


There are 42 self-contained one-bedroom flats in Broomhill, eight in Clematis Approach, and 34 in Sorrel Court. All the flats are similar and have their own front door, which allows for complete privacy within your home, and are designed for your independence. Each flat has a hall, living room, one bedroom, bathroom, and a kitchen, with fitted units. Each flat also an alarm system that you can use to call for help in an emergency.

We let the property on a secure or introductory tenancy, giving you all the normal rights of any council tenant. However, you will not have the Right to Buy the property.


The following facilities available to residents:

  • A common room where residents can meet and enjoy a wide variety of activities organised by the residents committee
  • A large communal garden
  • Plenty of drying space
  • Door-entry security to each communal entrance to the flats

Support available

The on-site independent living coordinator ensures that residents can receive all-round support in line with your support plan, which will be agreed with you soon after you move in. 

The support plan is designed to your individual needs and requirements and will be reviewed at least every 6 months with your independent living coordinator.

Cost of the service

The total rent that tenants pay includes the following breakdown of charges;

  • Rent for accommodation
  • Charges for support; charged at around 10% of the accommodation rent
  • Dispensed alarms (if required) at an additional £2.50 a week