George Simmons House

George Simmons House - Viridian Housing

Retirement Housing

George Simmons House

97a Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, Tel: 0121 421 7041

West Midlands, B68 0TQ Textphone: 020 8307 7905

George Simmons House is a retirement

housing scheme with 35 flats in total,

consisting of both single and double

bedroom flats.

We have a communal area for residents to

socialise with each other and take part in

activities as well as a small kitchen facility

available. There is also a hearing loop in

these areas which allows partially deaf people

to take part in actvities and meetings.

We have a guest room for visitors to stay in

with two single beds and ensuite facilities.

There is a charge per person per night and the

room can be booked in advance via the

scheme manager.

Our facilities

Welcoming and supportive

George Simmons House is designed to

encourage independent living. Support is

available if needed.

The scheme is housed under one roof and

the 35 flats are arranged over four floors, all

accessible by lift. There is a door entry

system into the scheme with an intercom link

to each flat.

The scheme is surrounded by trees and

shrubs and patios with flower beds and tubs

which are maintained by both residents and


There are also communal shower facilities

available if needed.

A mobile library, chiropodist and hairdresser

also visit the scheme.

Our services

Care and commitment

All our services are in place to allow residents

to live as independently as they can.

There is a residential scheme manager on site

to encourage independent living. If extra

support is needed, the scheme manager

coordinates with outside agencies to provide

any extra help residents may need. The

scheme manager is available between the

hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

Tenant Services Authority LH0172

Industrial & Provident Society 12752R

Viridian Housing is a charity

exempt from registration

Retirement Housing

George Simmons House

We also have an on site team of carers who

deliver a first class service to those residents

assessed by Social Services as needing a

care package.

When the scheme manager is off duty, the

scheme is managed by Eldercare via a

telephone service for emergency help.


Things to do, places to go

Staff encourage residents to organise their

own events and activities as part of our drive

to encourage independent living.

Bingo is played weekly and there are domino

games each evening. Cards are played twice

a week.

There are a number of books provided in the

onsite library at the scheme and there are

occasional sales. The mobile library also

visits the scheme once a month.

Local areas

Getting around

George Simmons House is situated in a

peaceful location behind St Hubert's Church

in Bleakhouse Road in Oldbury.

The M5 and M6 motorways are in easy reach

for people using their own transport and

there are train stations at Langley, Rowley

Regis and Smethwick which are all

reachable via bus, taxi or car.

Within short walking distance there is a

variety of local amenities available including

a doctors surgery, post office, local shops,

supermarket, chemist, pubs, newsagent,

churches and library.

Viridian Housing

About us

Viridian Housing is a leading housing

association. We provide high quality housing

and care for a wide range of people on

varied outcomes. We do not trade for profit

and we put all profits we make back into our

homes and services.

Want to find out more?

For more information, please contact the

scheme manager:

Tel: 0121 421 7041

The scheme is well serviced by public

transport with buses running frequently into

Wolverhampton, Birmingham city centre,

Merry Hill Centre, Bearwood, Smethwick and

Oldbury which offers links to West Bromwich

and other areas in Sandwell and Birmingham.

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