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Name
St Stephens Close
Category
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
Address
19 Tancred Street
Central
Ashburton
Postal Address
c/o Ashburton Anglican Parish, PO Box 400, ASHBURTON 7740
DHB
Canterbury
Phone
033085868
Mobile
027302811
Email
View Email Address
Personnel
Manager
Jenny Gill - 0273028118
Owner
St Stephens Close Charitable Trust - 643 308 5438
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Description
Mission Statement
St Stephens Close:

“Enriching life for older citizens in Mid Canterbury.”


Vision:

We are committed to providing high quality services that meet the unique physical, psychological and spiritual needs of those that reside in our supported living community.

Philosophy:

Christian principles guide our lives, encourage positive, respectful relationships and provide the framework for holistic care and support partnerships within the community.

We believe

• In the value and worth of every human life throughout the lifespan
• That age or disability is not a barrier to happiness, fulfilment or the right to experience good health, have fun and spend time with those whom we care about.
• That, regardless of age, independence, autonomy and choice is integral to self determination, and to mental and emotional well being. Where needed, this includes advocacy support.
• That quality of life and well being is enhanced through adequate, appropriate and timely support in an environment that meets individual needs and which encourages active community involvement and participation.
• That housing for older people should be designed to maximise physical abilities, provide safety and security and an enriched environment within the local community.


Quality Objectives:

We aim to

• Provide services that reflect the holistic needs of people living in our supported living units.
• Maintain or improve health and well being for residents in our supported living community.
• Be proactive and responsive to changing community needs for older citizens
• Maintain a charitable focus to support the overall Church mission
• Remain a solvent and viable commercial operation
Testimonials
Testimonials
We have a group of satisfied residents who are very happy to share their experience of living at "the Close". Please contact for testimonials.
Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
Unit (1 Bedroom)No
Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)No
Updated: 21 Sep 2017
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Details
Name Jenny Gill
Address PO Box 581
City/Town Ashburton, 7740
Company St Stephens Close Charitable Trust
Phone 03 308 5868
Mobile +64 27 302 8118
Email View Email Address
Updated: 3 May 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Details
Name Exemption granted and extended.
Updated: 3 May 2016
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Details
Name Argyle Welsh Finnigan Solicitors
Address 201-203 West Street
City/Town Ashburton 7740
Phone 643 308 8228
Fax 643 308 8656
Updated: 19 Jan 2017
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Unit (1 Bedroom)
Total3
VacancyNo
Low Price$200000.00
High Price$240000.00
Tenure TermsThe village units are situated on land at 19 Tancred Street, Ashburton.The owner of the village land is the Church Property Trustees. The Operator retains the underlying leasehold interest in the land

The Operator has issued separate "life interest" leasehold titles for each of the six units in the St Stephens Close village. These individual leasehold titles are transferred into the name of the occupying resident when an Occupation Right is granted.

The Operator has a management contract with St Stephens Close Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Operator. All the powers of the Body Corporate are effectively vested in the Operator. Management will be delegated to St Stephens Close Limited
Surrender DetailsOn the termination of the Occupation Right Agreement and provision by the resident to the Operator of the documentation to surrender the resident's interest in the title to the Unit formerly occupied by the resident, the resident is entitled to be paid an Exit Payment, which is an amount equal to the Selling Price (which is the price for which the vacated unit is re-licensed to a new resident) less the Village Contribution, and any other money due.
Service Charge DetailsVillage Outgoings including (without limitation):

All taxes, rates, levies, charges, assessments and fees payable to any government, territorial or local authority;

The cost of compliance with any statute, regulation, bylaw or other lawful obligation in respect of the Village;

The charges for water, gas, electricity,
telephone and tolls, and other utilities or services relating to the common areas;

Insurance premiums relating to all buildings, facilities and common areas and any associated valuation fees;

Salaries, wages, fees and other remuneration for persons engaged in the administration, management and operation of the Village;

A reasonable management fee in respect of the management services provided;

The costs of providing security, cleaning, gardening and other services for the general use and benefit of the residents;

The costs of maintaining and repairing all buildings, common areas and the Village generally, and any maintenance, repair and replacement costs payable by the resident pursuant to the provisions of the Occupation Right Agreement;

A reasonable allowance for depreciation of the chattels in the common areas.

Accounting, audit and legal costs incurred in the administration of the Village.

The current amount payable is $540 incl GST per calendar month for a 1 bedroom Unit
Nursing Care DetailsThese Flexicare Support Packages are designed to help the resident remain as independent as possible in their own home and are in addition to the Base level care specified in the Village outgoings.
Packages of support can be arranged if required and are assessed on individual need.
Townhouse (2 Bedrooms)
Total3
VacancyNo
Low Price$255000.00
High Price$300000.00
GarageYes
Tenure TermsThe village units are situated on land at 19 Tancred Street, Ashburton.The owner of the village land is the Church Property Trustees. The Operator retains the underlying leasehold interest in the land

The Operator has issued separate "life interest" leasehold titles for each of the six units in the St Stephens Close village. These individual leasehold titles are transferred into the name of the occupying resident when an Occupation Right is granted.

The Operator has a management contract with St Stephens Close Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Operator. All the powers of the Body Corporate are effectively vested in the Operator. Management will be delegated to St Stephens Close Limited
Surrender DetailsOn the termination of the Occupation Right Agreement and provision by the resident to the Operator of the documentation to surrender the resident's interest in the title to the Unit formerly occupied by the resident, the resident is entitled to be paid an Exit Payment, which is an amount equal to the Selling Price (which is the price for which the vacated unit is re-licensed to a new resident) less the Village Contribution, and any other money due.

Service Charge DetailsVillage Outgoings including (without limitation):

All taxes, rates, levies, charges, assessments and fees payable to any government, territorial or local authority;

The cost of compliance with any statute, regulation, bylaw or other lawful obligation in respect of the Village;

The charges for water, gas, electricity,
telephone and tolls, and other utilities or services relating to the common areas;

Insurance premiums relating to all buildings, facilities and common areas and any associated valuation fees;

Salaries, wages, fees and other remuneration for persons engaged in the administration, management and operation of the Village;

A reasonable management fee in respect of the management services provided;

The costs of providing security, cleaning, gardening and other services for the general use and benefit of the residents;

The costs of maintaining and repairing all buildings, common areas and the Village generally, and any maintenance, repair and replacement costs payable by the resident pursuant to the provisions of the Occupation Right Agreement;

A reasonable allowance for depreciation of the chattels in the common areas.

Accounting, audit and legal costs incurred in the administration of the Village.

The current amount payable is $575 incl GST per calendar month for a 2 bedroom Unit
Nursing Care Details Support Packages are designed to help the resident remain as independent as possible in their own home and are in addition to the Base level care specified in the Village outgoings.
Individual package of support may be purchased individually or in addition to other services to which a resident may be entitled via a Needs Assessment or through ACC
Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No Can be arranged in consultation with Manager
Carer Support No Can be arranged
Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse Negotiable A registered nurse oversees the health and welfare of residents and support plans are developed with client consultation and is the Village Manager
Activities Co-ordinator No Residents of the village participate in a wide range of community activities and there is an adjacent Day Care Centre. Residents are considered part of the wider St Stephens Parish family and can attend functions provided by the Church as they wish.
Other Personnel Yes Additional assistance can be arranged with the Manager . This may include an hour of support for outings, shopping support, assistance with meal preparation and accompanying residents to appointments.
Home Help (External Provider) Yes Yes - if eligible. Accessed through a needs assessment and meeting eligibility criteria accessed via Ashburton Hospital NASC Agency
Home Help (Internal Provider) Yes Flexicare packages provided to residents as required or requested.
Meals - Internal Provider Yes Flexicare packages provided to residents as required or requested.
Dietitian Negotiable On referral
Podiatrist Negotiable On referral
Hairdresser No Private arrangement. Presently a hairdresser provides an in home service.
Speech Therapist No On referral
Own Social Worker Negotiable Support can be arranged with the Nurse Manager
Occupational Therapist No On referral
Physiotherapist No On referral
Nursing Care Negotiable Support provided as need arises in consultation with client and family
Chaplain Yes Linked to St Stephens Anglican Church
Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Facility Features
Facility Features
FeatureStatusDetails
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Residents link with many regular community activities and groups Monthly resident gathering Annual Christmas Function Residents enjoy monthly meal out together
Community Complex Yes The St Stephens Parish Centre is used for lager events and is adjacent to the complex. It has disabled accessibility
Emergency Call System Yes Includes 24 hour emergency Life links (St Johns) call monitoring and monitoring and response to a smoke alarm activation
Newsletter Yes
Pets In Residence Yes
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes With agreement of the manager on a case by case basis
Outings Yes Occasional organised events
Transport Available Yes May be negotiated with St Stephens Close Manager
Fitness Complex No EA Networks Stadium is a short drive away. Access to Community Pool facilities and Individual or Groups Fitness Classes and Gym. Complex also has a Cafe
Library No Within walking distance their is a community public library. Books can be delivered to resident with consultation Manager St Stephens Close
Chapel Yes Adjacent St Stephens Anglican Church.
Lounges No Available for functions are the Anglican Church function rooms
Gardens Yes Tranquil setting with individual gardens Gardens and Lawns maintained
Sprinklers Yes
Other details Yes A pleasant courtyard, lawn and garden area provides a private outdoor venue for residents to meet and socialise. A Supermarket, retail and commercial area of town, and several medical practices are conveniently located near by.
Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Special Features
Special Features
The complex is small and personalized and is situated in a central location.
Residents feel connected to wider community.
Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
St Stephens Close does not offer a formalised programme, however residents are provided with a newsletter each month which informs them of various upcoming community,entertainment and activities of interest. Residents may choose to participate as individuals or together as a group.
Residents enjoy monthly afternoon tea together and lunch outing into the community.
Residents enjoy an annual Christmas function with Trustees, Manager, friends and family.

Updated: 22 Jun 2017
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
English Yes
Other Details Yes Translation services can be negotiated.
Updated: 3 May 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes St Stephens Close is located adjacent to St Stephens Parish Church and Community Centre. Although there are strong links with the Church community, residency is open to people of all faiths.
Christian Yes St Stephens is a strongly Christian values based organisation.
(Other comments) Yes We welcome residents of any religious affiliation to our community.
Updated: 30 Oct 2015
Distances
Distances
LocationDistanceDetails
Public Transport 0.00 km There is no Public Transport system in Ashburton. However, residents may be eligible for discounted taxi vouchers - please enquire further. Driving Miss Daisy Service now operates in Ashburton.
Shops 0.20 km Includes a supermarket opposite the Close and "Big Box" retailers, a central shopping precinct, cafes and nearby commercial area.
Mall 0.30 km Town centre
Parks 1.00 km Domain and Botanic Gardens
Library 0.20 km Town Library includes Large Print books. Art Gallery & Heritage Centre EA Networks Stadium Heated Pool
Updated: 3 May 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
CareerForce Yes Support Workers who provide services to residents have been trained and are competent in the core skills required for home based support. Some workers have undertaken the National Foundation Certificate programme
New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) Yes The contracted service provider for Nurse Manager Presbyterian Support Upper South Island (PSUSI) is a member of NZCCSS.
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Village Registration not Required Yes
CareerForce Registered Retirement Village?
Updated: 22 Jun 2017

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.

 

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