FAQ'S

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What Care/Domestic Assistance do you offer?

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We have a partnership with Spirit Home Care who supply caregivers to our residents at the council rate of £16.75 per hour.  If Somerville is ever at a stage where more residents need care than not, we would look to building our own care team on site. Somerville can provide Domestic Assistance for £14 an hour. Whether a resident is in need of care or not, prior to any resident moving in to Somerville, we will arrange for a care assessment to take place with Spirit Home Care (arranged by us - no charge) to ensure the potential resident is eligible for independent living within Somerville. This is a mutually beneficial reassurance that also allows us to hold a record of any medical information in case of emergency. Although the relationship between resident and caregiver is personal, we will remain as an overarching control to ensure our resident is happy and no mistreatment is taking place.  Therefore, we will ensure ongoing feedback from our residents and intercept if necessary.  We will also always keep next of kin informed should any concerns/praise be highlighted.

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Why are you rental only?

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Being a rental model allows residents the unique opportunity to be exempt from any service/maintenance charges.  This means our residents are able to financially plan without the worry of incurring extra charges on a yearly basis. All maintenance and servicing of our beautiful building & gardens is taken care of by the Somerville team.

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How often is the Warden on site?

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Somerville will have a Warden on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Wardens are first aid trained and where necessary will call for medical assistance immediately.  As they are already on site, they will be able to significantly shorten emergency response time, which should hopefully be resultant in a quicker recovery.  All residents will have a Warden call system in their apartments with pull cords and will be handed an emergency wrist fob to wear should they want to wear one.  The Warden call systems will also be situated in all the communal areas i.e. Restaurant, Lounge, Salon, Activities Room and Laundrette.

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How close are the local amenities?

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Somerville is situated 1 mile from the local High Street (called Uppingham Road).  This contains a Bank, Post office, small supermarkets, and other general handy stores.  We are also within 1 mile of the local newsagents, library, Doctors, Dentist and petrol station.

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Do you provide any transport services to residents?

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Yes.  Our mini bus will take our residents on free trips to the City Centre (approximately a 10 minute journey) and paid for organised excursions.

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Is public transport easily accessible from Somerville?

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Yes.  The bus stop is just under a mile away.  Bus 58 takes you directly in to the City Centre and bus 58a brings you back (approximately a 10 minute journey each way)

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How do the lunches work?

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Our residents are handed a menu a week in advance (with attached allergen sheets) from which they choose their selections. Ingredients are fresh, cooked and prepared daily by our on site two rosette Chef.

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Can my friends & family join me in the restaurant for lunch?

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Yes friends and family can join our residents for £12.50 per 3 courses

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Do you do evening meals?

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Yes, evening meals are available to purchase at £8 for two courses.  These are fresh ingredients cooked and prepared by our onsite Chef and delivered to your door.

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Is the restaurant open to the public?

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No.  The restaurant is open to all residents and their friends and families.

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What activities take place at Somerville?

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Currently we have singing, yoga and sketch sessions running on a bi-weekly basis. A current running activity is on teaching our residents to play Backgammon and Chess.  These are all courtesy of the Somerville team at no extra cost to our residents. We encourage and welcome suggestions on activities from our residents!

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What entertainment takes place at Somerville?

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The Somerville team are continuously looking for fresh and new ways to provide entertainment e.g. Movie Nights, Live Band, dinner, dancing and comedy nights. We strive to mark all occasions such as Mothers Day picnics, Fathers Day barbecues, or even simply serving pancakes on Shrove Tuesdays.  Friends and family are always welcome to join.  We encourage and welcome suggestions on entertainment from our residents!

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What if I want to leave?

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Should you ever wish to leave Somerville a minimum of 60 days notice is required. There are no exit fees

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How often is the Warden on site?

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Somerville will have a Warden on site 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Wardens are first aid trained and where necessary will call for medical assistance immediately.  As they are already on site, they will be able to significantly shorten emergency response time, which should hopefully be resultant in a quicker recovery.  All residents will have a Warden call system in their apartments with pull cords and will be handed an emergency wrist fob to wear should they want to wear one.  The Warden call systems will also be situated in all the communal areas i.e. Restaurant, Lounge, Salon, Activities Room and Laundrette.

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Do the apartments have their own kitchens?

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Yes.  Each apartment has a fully integrated brand new kitchen allowing residents to eat in our restaurant and cook when they want to - giving them the best of both worlds and helping secure independence!

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What is included in my rent?

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Heating, Water, Electricity and 15 three course lunches per month

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Are there any service/maintenance charges?

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None whatsoever.

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How often will the rent increase?

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The rent is pegged to inflation only (RPI). There will be no price increases made by the Somerville team.

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Are there any exit fees?

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None.  Just a minimum of 60 days notice is required.

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What if I want to leave?

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Should you ever wish to leave Somerville a minimum of 60 days notice is required.

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What if I want to buy an extra lunch?

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There are options to upgrade your lunch package to 20 or 30 lunches per month.  If you would like to spontaneously eat lunch in our restaurant the cost of our 3 course meals will be £8 for residents only.

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Do you do evening meals?

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Yes, evening meals are available to purchase at £9 for two courses.  These are fresh ingredients cooked and prepared by our onsite Chef and delivered to your door.

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Can my friends & family join me in the restaurant for lunch?

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Yes friends and family can join our residents for £12.50 per 3 courses.

BOOK A VIEWING with a FREE complimentary three course lunch!