In addition to the permanent and short stay care offered, St Christopher’s also offer properties for independent living residents to purchase for those residing in the Rural Deanery of Greater Northampton. Applicants need to be over 55 years of age. Properties include bungalows, flats, apartments in an 18th Century stone built Coach House and one two bedroomed stone cottage, all are leasehold. Our beautiful grounds can be viewed and accessed from all properties, and are maintained all year round. One parking space is available for each property within the grounds.
Although personal care is not provided for these residents, there is a 24 hour call system in place for emergencies and daily well being contact. The home has a support worker to assist with advice and help with any benefit related issues. She also visits each independent resident on a weekly basis to ensure their well being and to update them with any relevant news. Should any independent living resident be admitted to hospital, she will visit and ensure milk and bread are purchased in preparation for their return home following discharge.
A mobile shop visits the home weekly, selling fresh meat, vegetables and general provisions, etc. Residents may also sign up for the local Door to Door Service should they not have transport. Residents are encouraged to take full advantage, either by themselves or with family, by joining in activities, entertainment and mini-bus trips provided by the home.
There is a purpose built hairdressing salon within the home, together with a small shop selling toiletries, chocolates, tinned food, cereals, biscuits and cards, etc.
Quarterly meetings are held with the Chairman of the Trustees, the Manager and the Independent Living Administrator, who oversees all sales transactions and any property issues residents may have.