Wellbeing and housing support
Our community living schemes combine accommodation with support services to help you live as independently as possible.
Based throughout Newcastle-under-Lyme, our homes for over 55s include individual apartments and bungalows that are safe and secure with the assurance of being able to access help and support when most needed.
From setting up your bills to finding local activity groups, we can guide you through all aspects of everyday life.
Each member of our housing support and wellbeing team can support you with anything from financial issues and health needs to safety concerns. With a variety of support levels available to help you live independently, the service is tailored to individual needs and is flexible to adapt to different lifestyles.
More than 200 members of staff are trained Dementia Friends, providing better support and greater awareness in our communities.
We can also provide support to our customers living with the disease, as well as helping the communities around them to learn more about the condition and become Dementia Friends through information sessions.
Former bricklayer Gordon Stevenson, aged 74, lives in Newcastle.
He and his partner, Valerie Bailey, moved in to a semi-detached bungalow, close to the town centre with a newly fitted bathroom and kitchen. It is part of a community living scheme, for people aged over 55.
After a lifetime of work in the building trade, the standard of the housing was important to Gordon.
He said: “My home is peaceful and quiet. It’s a newly renovated property and I’m impressed with the work Aspire Housing has done.
“It’s a lovely home and we are very happy here. I would recommend this to other people in our age range.”
Ms P's Story
Ms P is in her 40s. She is receiving treatment for cancer, has mobility issues due to lymphedema and also suffers with severe anxiety. She had a history of domestic violence from an ex-partner and is a temporary carer for her two grandchildren, who were removed from her daughter’s care.
She was in significant financial difficulty, with low income and bailiffs coming to her door – she had debts of over £1,600, a small amount of rent arrears, and a large recharge for front door replacement.
Social services expressed concerns about the poor condition of Ms P’s property, which led to the Neighbourhood Team referring her to us. Intensive Housing Management (IHM) support has now been in place for nine months.