The Benefits of Independent Living

“Independent Living is an extremely attractive option for older people who are in need of some help and support in their daily living but who are not yet ready to move into a residential environment.”

Our Independent Living properties are designed to make your life as simple, comfortable and hassle free as possible. All provide easy access, with first floor properties being served by passenger lifts in addition to covered stairwells.

Each property is located within the grounds of Bay Tree Court Care Centre providing added security and peace of mind, whilst also offering easy access to the restaurant and other care centre facilities.

Who can benefit from Independent Living?

Anyone wishing to retain independence but requiring additional support in their daily living.

By providing an inclusive range of services, with additional support packages available if required, a move to one of our bungalows or apartments combines the ability to retain that all important, independent lifestyle with the security and peace of mind afforded by knowing that help is at hand if needed.

All inclusive costs

Unlike many providers of Independent Living accommodation, Bay Tree Court offers the flexibility of an inclusive rental package on a shorthold tenancy agreement basis.

The benefits of this arrangement are clear.  If needs change and you wish to move to an environment with greater care provision, or if you simply decide to relocate; whatever the reason, there is no requirement to place your property on the market and no fear of losing equity if property prices have fallen. 

You will also avoid the “service charge trap”, where service charges continue to mount up until a property is sold - even if no one remains in residence.

In addition, as our weekly rental prices include utility bills, council tax and external maintenance, when compared to a leasehold property that requires a lump sum purchase payment with ground rent, service charges and heating costs on top, you’ll also see that Bay Tree Court offers great value on top of flexibility.

The Bay Tree Court inclusive rental package includes

  • A well designed property with flexible living space
  • White goods, carpets and curtains provided
  • On site parking
  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Daily check call by staff
  • 1 hour’s domestic assistance per week
  • Inclusive of all utilities, buildings insurance and council tax
  • Use of communal grounds and Bay Tree Court facilities, including activities
  • One set of bed linen per week


The following services are also available at an additional charge

  • Deep clean and extended cleaning packages
  • 1 meal a day in our restaurant
  • Additional dining services in the restaurant or direct to your door
  • All personal laundry
  • Visiting hairdresser
  • Visiting chiropodist
  • Visiting dentist
  • Visiting optician

Weekly rental packages are based on the size and location of each apartment. Click here to view currently available properties.

High Street
GL52 3AU

Lorraine Tonks
01242 236 000

Accomodation Options

  • 4 ground floor, 1-bedroom independent living apartments

  • 4 first floor, 1-bedroom independent living apartments, lift access
  • 3 1-bedroom independent living bungalows
  • Independent living annex bungalow with private courtyard garden

Inclusive Services

  • 24-hour emergency call system
  • Daily check call by staff
  • 1-hour's domestic assistance per week
  • On-site Parking
  • Daily activities
  • Use of communal grounds and Bay Tree Court facilities
  • Inclusive of buildings insurance, utilities and council tax