Greenmill Gardens, Seacroft
A safe and secure place to call home for those aged 55 and over, Greenmill Gardens includes 16 two bed and 48 one bed apartments, all for affordable rent.
At Greenmill Gardens, there is 24 hour support available, with a person-centred approach helping you to stay independent.
You have choice and control over the care you receive. You are encouraged to get involved with the community and will always have a say in how we do things.
Greenmill Gardens FAQS
About the facilities
With a range of services and the opportunity to mix with the local community, Greenmill Gardens is a community hub with a mix of customer-only and visitor areas. Services include:
- Restaurant and café
- Hair and beauty salon
- Hobby area
- Communal lounges
- Assisted bathing suite
- Guest suite
- Landscaped gardens
About the apartments
What size apartments are there?
- 48, one bedroom apartments
- 16, two bedroom apartments
Are the apartments be furnished?
No, they are unfurnished.
Flooring, an electric cooker and a hob are gifted to the first person to let each apartment.
There is plumbing and electrical points for a washer/dryer, and network points for phone and broadband.
You need to provide your own furniture and soft furnishings. But, we can help you find furniture if you don’t have your own to bring.
What are the heating and cooking facilities in the kitchen apartments?
The first person to let each apartment is given an electric cooker and hob. There is also a restaurant and café facility.
What are the bathrooms in the apartments like?
All apartments have a wet room-style bathroom with a shower.
There is a bookable assisted-bathing suite if needed.
What TV services are available?
There are BT and Sky connections available for you to set up your account.
Who can apply
To apply for an apartment, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria agreed upon by Leeds City Council and Home Group:
- You have housing and care needs usually associated with, but not restricted to, older people
- Leeds is your normal place of residence, or you have a close family association
- You have demonstrable care and support needs and/or housing that is unsuitable to meet your health and social care needs. This may include:
- Age-related frailty
- Physical/mental health issues
- Multiple health problems
- Sensory impairment
- Loneliness and isolation
- Safety and security
- You have a current or predicted need for 24 hour, seven day a week access to emergency and planned support and/or an ability to benefit from this service
- You have an eligible need as assessed by adult social care under the Care Act (2014) and as defined by the national eligibility threshold via a community care assessment that is undertaken by the adult social care social work team
Apply for an apartment
How can I apply to live at Greenmill Gardens?
There are a different ways to apply:
1. Via the council
You can express your interest through Leeds City Council.
2. With your social worker
Or, if you have a social worker they can complete a referral form for you, or help you to complete one.
This can be sent to us alongside any care assessments.
3. Direct to us
Otherwise, you can refer yourself using the form below.
We can then talk you through the process. This includes an assessment with adult social care to determine the level of care and support needed.
How are the apartments allocated?
We’re working with Leeds City Council to allocate apartments and will use an expression of interest list (rather than a waiting list), so we can allocate a mixture of care hours, and consider people with different levels of care need.
When an apartment becomes available, the scheme manager will liaise with the care manager to establish the remaining care hour availability. They can then consider applicants on the expression of interest list who match the care hour need.
Will local residents be able to secure a tenancy?
When allocating apartments, we will consider where an applicant lives and any family associations.
Living at Greenmill Gardens
Who delivers the care packages on site?
A Home Group colleague will be available to deliver care on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those who have planned care packages or to respond to emergency needs.
You can choose to have your care packages delivered by another provider.
How are repairs managed?
Colleagues at Greenmill Gardens can help you log a repair through our customer service centre. We will also have a handyperson on site who can help with maintenance and repair issues.
How much car parking is available?
There are 33 spaces in total, four are for disabled users and four have electric vehicle charging points.
Can I bring pets?
This is considered on a case-by-case basis during the assessment process.
Contact us using the form below if you'd like to know more about our pet policy.
Will there be a laundry room on site?
No, but there is space in each apartment for a washing machine or combined washer/dryer.
There will be a communal clothes drying area in the garden.
Costs and charges
Are the apartments for rent or to buy, and how much do they cost?
All apartments are available for affordable rent only.
The rent charge has been agreed upon with Leeds City Council and is eligible for housing benefits.
Per week, the rent cost is approximately:
- £262.02 - one bedroom apartment
- £306.46 - two bed apartment
In addition, a service charge of £90.84 a week is also eligible for housing benefit to those customers who receive this support.
We also ask for a small contribution for things not covered under the service charges, such as communal WiFi and TV licences. This is currently 31p a week
We also provide one waking care colleague on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This resource is not allocated to any planned support hours, but is available to all customers (regardless of their chosen care provider) - to be used flexibly as needed in emergency situations.
This is funded through the wellbeing charge, which is £46.35 a week per apartment and is mandatory for all customers.
- Swift response and management by trained reablement team members to alarm calls for ad hoc support and in the case of an emergency, including liaison with other professionals
- The ability for even those with care needs to remain in their own home, safe in the knowledge that help is available if needed
- The ability for the provision of wellbeing activities out of core working hours to optimise social inclusion
- A reduction in the need to increase care packages at short notice, for example hospital discharges, where a customer may require additional short-term reablement support
- A reduced need for hospital admissions/readmissions
Gas, electricity and water are all serviced through one main supply to the building and each apartment has its own smart meter.
You pay for these services through us rather than setting up an account with a utility supplier.
Number of apartments
16 two bed and 48 one bed apartments for affordable rent
Restaurant, salon, gardens and guest suite