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FOI 11317

Retirement Facilities


Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to enquire under freedom of information

1 How many retirement facilities you are responsible for to include Nursing, Care and residential homes, Sheltered housing, Extra Care facilities and supported living facilities.

2 What steps the council are taking to combat/prevent isolation amongst residents.

3 How many of the retirement facilities as described above offer the following activities as a means of encouraging social interaction

a) Arts and Craft: Number of facilities ____

b) Music & Sing Along: Number of facilities ____

c) Gentle Exercise: Number of facilities ____

d) Movie Afternoons/Evenings: Number of facilities ____

e) Outings: Number of facilities ____

4 At how many of your retirement facilities are residents encouraged to learn new skills (such as IT & languages)

5 If any, which of the following are used to aid those who have memory related issues

a) Musical Quiz: Number of facilities ____

b) Reminiscence Activity Guides: Number of facilities ____

c) Nostalgic films/Programmes: Number of facilities ____

d) Rempods: Number of facilities ____


Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request,  I have tried to supply an understanding of how the BBC Sheltered Housing Service works and the facilities available. 

I am aware that Brentwood Borough Council is also currently looking at a project combating/preventing isolation amongst residents in conjunction with Essex County Council.