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Pocklington Place, Birmingham

Pocklington Place is an extra care sheltered housing scheme for people with sight loss who still want an independent, active lifestyle.

Pocklington Place
100 Chatham Road
Birmingham B31 2JW
Tel: 0121 476 4161
Fax: 0121 478 0112

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What is extra care sheltered housing?

Photo of Pocklington PlaceIf you choose extra care sheltered housing, you will be living in your own self-contained home with your own front door, and you will have access to both care and support which will be available on site.

There will also be communal facilities, such as a residents' lounge and a laundry, and usually there will also be a restaurant. Domestic support will also be available on site.

Extra care sheltered housing offers you the opportunity of retaining your independent lifestyle whilst giving you the reassurance of knowing that your personal care and support needs are capable of being met in your own home.

Extra care sheltered housing at Pocklington Place

Pocklington Place is a modern, purpose-built extra care sheltered housing service designed specifically for people aged over 55 with sight loss. It is located in Northfield, Birmingham. Owned by Midland Heart Housing Association and managed by Pocklington, the accommodation comprises 64 one and two bedroom apartments, available for rent, outright sale or shared ownership.

We have a specialist care and support team who are trained to understand the needs of people with sight loss. Staff are available around the clock in order to respond to your planned and emergency care and support needs.

We have worked to develop an Outcomes Star for people with a visual impairment and we are currently piloting this tool. By using the Star with our service users we aim to improve the way we support people in achieving their personal goals and needs.

All services offered at Pocklington Place are provided to a high standard, based on the essential government standards which are enforced by the Care Quality Commission.

What extra care sheltered housing at Pocklington Place means for me

Grace came to live at Pocklington Place about a year ago because a range of medical problems prevented her staying on in her own home - read the full case study.

Harry had become isolated and depressed living alone and was initially reluctant to move - read the full case study.

Facilities and activities

Image of living area at Pocklington Place apartmentPocklington Place comprises 52 single-person studio flats, and 12 two-person flats, each fitted with an alarm call system linked to support staff.

All apartments and communal areas have lighting, colour contrasting decorations, signs and fittings designed for people with sight loss, and bathrooms have handrails and bathing aids.

Other facilities include:

  • Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen and modern bathroom with walk-in shower
  • On-site maintenance service
  • Domestic staff to help with cleaning your apartment, should you require this service
  • Image of bedroom at Pocklington PlaceFully accessible landscaped grounds with sensory garden
  • Restaurant serving freshly prepared meals and snacks
  • Communal lounge and bar
  • On-site laundry service
  • Guest suite available at reasonable rates
  • Hairdressing salon
  • IT suite with free internet access
  • Full programme of social activities, outings and classes.

The local area

Pocklington Place is in Chatham Road, Northfield, Birmingham. It is close to Northfield shopping centre, where there is a post office, banks and local church as well as a good variety of general shops.

Further information on services and facilities in the local area is available from:

  • Birmingham Council
    The Birmingham Council website provides a range of information on the local area, including community services, leisure and culture, and environment and transport.

Please note, the above links are provided to help you find out more about the local area in which Thomas Pocklington Trust’s services are based. Pocklington takes no responsibility for the content, accuracy or accessibility of external websites.

Charges at Pocklington Place

Charges at Pocklington Place are made up of rent, support charge and charges for heating, hot water and sewerage. The support charge will depend on your needs assessment. All other charges are fixed from 1 April each year.

You may be eligible for benefits for rent and support charges. Staff will help you apply for these benefits when you are offered a flat.

All payments must be made monthly by standing order.

For further information on current charges, please contact the centre direct.

Becoming a tenant

Applying to live at Pocklington Place is easy. You can do this in a number of ways:

  • Apply by telephone on 0121 476 4161. Our staff will post you an application pack or will arrange a time to complete a form with you on the phone.
  • Apply by email to Pocklington Place. Our staff will email an application form for you to complete and return by post direct to Pocklington Place.

Email your completed form to and our staff will contact you to arrange a time for a more detailed conversation.

Once we have made initial contact, staff will arrange to meet you to assess your needs. If your needs can be met by Pocklington Place, you will be offered a flat (or a place on the waiting list if none are available). Our eligibility criteria are available on request – but you will only be eligible for housing with us if you also require some care and/or support.

If you would like to read about the experiences of existing tenants at other Pocklington centres, please see our case studies.

Purchasing an apartment

If you are interested in purchasing an apartment at Pocklington Place, either as an outright purchase or on a shared ownership basis, please contact Midland Heart Housing Association in the first instance:

Midland Heart
20 Bath Row
Birmingham B15 1LZ
Tel: 0870 6070300 0870 6070300

Visit the Midland Heart website.

Further information

To find out more about Pocklington Place, or to arrange a visit, please contact us at the address at the top of the page.

If you are interested in employment or volunteering opportunities at Pocklington Place, or at any of our centres, please click on the links below:

To find out the latest news from Pocklington Place, or any of our centres, please visit our news section.

This page content was reviewed in September 2012. It is next due for review in March 2013.