Older people

As we get older things inevitably start to change. Friends and family move on, it’s not as easy to get out and about and sometimes you just need that extra bit of help to get things done.

Extra care housing is a modern alternative to traditional nursing homes and sheltered housing. We like to think of it as more of a retirement village where you can retain your independence but have all the support ready and available on your doorstep if you need it. All of our properties are available for one or two people so couples can stay together.

You’ll have a spacious apartment adapted to suit your individual needs as well as access communal facilities such as restaurants, hairdressers, IT rooms and entertainment. We can also provide specialist support for any long-term illnesses or conditions you might be managing.

There’s a real sense of community at our schemes, where everyone is part of one big family. You’ll make new friends and have access to all sorts of social events – you’ll find bingo, cards and hobby groups are a regular feature!

Below you’ll find more details about our extra schemes for older people across South Yorkshire. If you’d like to find out more about one of the schemes drop us an email at care@syha.co.uk and one of our team will get back to you.

Birch Avenue

Birch Avenue is a registered care home that offers round the clock care for 40 older adults.  Catering for specific needs of our customers it’s a home for life for many of our customers.

Run in partnership with care experts from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Birch Avenue is a place you can feel safe and secure. To find out more you can call the team on 0114 245 3727.

LiveWell at Home

New for 2017, our LiveWell at Home service offers free support to older people living in Sheffield with a range of housing and health issues.

The aim of the service is to enable older people across to live independently in their home for as long as they can, and to build their confidence to manage their health and home.

You can refer yourself, a friend, neighbour or family member to LiveWell at Home – all you need to do is visit www.livewellathome.org.uk, fill in our referral form and we’ll get back to you.

If you’d prefer to speak to us over the phone, just give us a call on 0114 2908 359.

The MeadowsThe Meadows

Made up from 39 spacious one and two bedroom apartments The Meadows is designed to provide care and support to people over 55.

Based in Sheffield customers at the scheme have access to 24 hour support and can make use of excellent on-site facilities including a restaurant, laundry service, recreational space and beautiful communal gardens.

You can find out more about the Meadows by taking a look at this handy factsheet.


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Newsome Vale is our latest development for older people living in Wombwell, Barnsley.

With high-quality one and two bedroom apartments and stunning gardens, Newsome Vale is the perfect place to enjoy a slower pace of life.

If you’re looking to downsize your home, and upsize your life why not book a tour around Newsome Vale today? You can find out more about Newsome Vale by visiting our dedicated page, or by giving us a call on 01226 775 555.

Stonelow CourtStonelow Court

Stonelow Court is a unique development in Dronfield, Derbyshire, that’s been designed to meet the needs of older people who’d like to live as independently as possible.

There are 44 two bedroom self-contained apartments on-site, which are available for rent, shared ownership and to buy.

If you’d like to find out more take a look at our Stonelow Court factsheet.


Stonelow Court LiveWell CentreStonelow Court LiveWell Centre

In addition to the on-site accommodation at Stonelow Court we’ve built a community centre that is designed to give older people a place to relax, meet new people and try new things.

We run a range of activities that have all been chosen by our customers and focus on two main things – supporting your health and wellbeing and having fun!

To find out more about the LiveWell Centre at Stonelow Court, including our day rates, take a look at our factsheet.



Westmeads is a truely unique project based in Royston, Barnsley that provides high quality accommodation and support to people over the age of 55.

At Westmeads you’ll have the security and privacy of your own home, with access to all the support you need.

Take a look at the Westmeads factsheet for details on our facilities and how to get in touch with us.


Westmeads LiveWell CentreWestmeads LiveWell Centre

Linked to our Westmeads development in Barnsley is our Westmeads LiveWell Centre. The centre is a place where you can feel comfortable and safe, try new things, meet different people and most of all, enjoy yourself!

You can get involved in a range of activities and if you’d like to try something new, just tell us.

A full day at Westmeads LiveWell Centre costs just £32.40. This includes full use of facilities, support from our staff and a hot meal. If you’d like to find out more take a look at the Westmeads LiveWell Centre factsheet or head over to our dedicated page.

Whinn DaleWhinn Dale

We built Whinn Dale with the aim of providing a mix of residential accommodation and recreational activities, together with 24 hour onsite help and care to older people living in Wakefield.

The project is managed in partnership with Wakefield Council Social Services, and the support on offer ranges from help with correspondence and money management through to organised social events.

For more information on Whinn Dale take a look at this handy factsheet.

White WillowsWhite Willows

Offering high quality self-contained accommodation to older people living in Sheffield, White Willows enables people to live as independently as they wish.

Our spacious two bedroom apartments mean couples and friends can stay together and make full use of our range of social activities.

To find out more about White Willows, including our eligibility criteria take a look through our factsheet.


Whitfield House

Located in Glossop on the edge of the scenic Peak District, Whitfield House provides self-contained housing, support and care to older people.

Run in partnership with Derbyshire Council Social Services, Whitfield House is a place you can call home. Set in beautiful communal gardens residents regularly make use of our on-site hairdresser, compute suite and fitness sessions.

If you’d like to find out more about Whitfield House simply take a look at this handy factsheet.

Whitfield House LiveWell Centre

New for 2016 our LiveWell Centre at Whitfield House gives older people living in Glossop the opportunity to spend a day in the beautiful setting of Whtifield House.

With a range of activities to try, new people to meet, gardens to explore and an on-site restaurant a day at Whitfield House is a must. Our on-site wellbeing facilitators are on hand to make your day as relaxing as possible, and if there’s something you want to try, let them know.

If you’d like to book a free half day taster session at the Whitfield House LiveWell Centre give the team a call on 01457 856 772 . To find out more why not take a look at the centre’s factsheet.