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Pocklington Rise, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon

Pocklington Rise is an extra care sheltered housing centre for people with sight loss, located in Plympton in Devon.

Pocklington Rise
George Lane
Plymouth PL7 1LJ
Tel: 01752 502400
Fax: 01752 502499

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What is extra care sheltered housing?

Exterior image of Pocklington RiseIf 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 Rise

Pocklington Rise is a well established housing centre which has recently undergone a major redevelopment and now provides 76 one and two-bedroom apartments. The accommodation has been designed specifically for people aged over 50 with sight loss and the Centre is situated in Plympton, on the outskirts of Plymouth. You can choose to rent or purchase an apartment on an outright or shared ownership basis.

Virtual tour of a typical two bedroom apartment:

Virtual tour of communal areas:

All services offered at Pocklington Rise are provided to a high standard, based on the essential standards of quality and safety which have recently been introduced by the Care Quality Commission. The care and support services you receive at Pocklington Rise are supplied through third party providers.

What extra care sheltered housing at Pocklington Rise means for me

Pocklington Rise has been at the heart of our research into how telecare can be employed to provide practical everyday assistance to service users - read about the experience of one of our residents.

Facilities and activities

The accommodation and facilities at Pocklington Rise are of a very high quality and comprise:

  • Image of Pocklington Rise apartmentOne and two bedroom apartments built to the highest specifications and designed to the Lifetime Homes Standards
  • Special security features within the building and in all apartments
  • Apartments buillt to high energy efficiency standards
  • 24 hour alarm call system in each apartment
  • On-site personal care service available
  • Housekeeping service available
  • Handyperson service available
  • Comfortable communal lounge
  • Restaurant/bistro where you are welcome to bring your guests
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Guest suite facilities
  • Attractive landscaped gardens
  • Wide variety of social events organised by staff and volunteers
  • Good links with local health services, e.g. doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropodists.

The local area

Pocklington Rise is situated in Plympton, on the outskirts of Plymouth. There is a regular bus service into Plymouth where there is a large range of shops and attractions. Plympton is also well served with an excellent range of facilities including local shops, doctors and dentists.

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

  • Plymouth City Council
    Plymouth City Council’s website provides a range of information on the local area, including social care and health, community and living, transport, leisure, and events information.

Please note, the above link is 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 Rise

Charges at Pocklington Rise 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 will only be eligible for housing with us if you also need some support. 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 resident

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

  • Apply by telephone on 01752 502400
    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 Rise
    Our staff will email you an application form for you to complete and return by post direct to Pocklington Court.

    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 Rise, you will be offered a flat (or a place on the waiting list if none are available). Our eligibility criteria are available on request.

The amount of support you need will be worked out with you when we offer you a flat. We know that many people need more support when they first move, so we will normally agree your support for six weeks and then review this with you. The amount you pay will depend on your support needs assessment.

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

Our restaurant

You don't have to be one of our residents to enjoy the food at our welcoming restaurant. If you live nearby and don't fancy cooking, you can join us for lunch any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday in our 80 seat restaurant. Prices range from £8.50 for two courses to £10.00 for three courses, not including drinks, with group prices available by negotiation. Lunch is from 12 noon to 2.00pm, with the last sitting at 1.15pm.

Service is by reservation only - please ring us on 01752 502400 (Monday-Friday 9.30-4.30). Please be aware there may be guide dogs in the restaurant. Assistance dogs are always welcome.

Sample menu

Tomato and basil soup

Grilled plaice and lemon sauce or chicken pie

Boiled and mashed potatoes, garden peas, creamed swede

Sultana suet pudding

We look forward to welcoming you to Pocklington Rise.

Further information

To find out more about Pocklington Rise, 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 Rise, or at any of our centres, please click on the links below:

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

This page content was reviewed in September 2012. It will be due for review again in March 2013.