Frequently asked questions
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Who are The Abbeyfield Braintree, Bocking and Felsted Society?
The Abbeyfield Braintree, Bocking and Felsted Society has traditionally, provided supported sheltered housing. Existing schemes are either purpose built or adapted from buildings that are fully modernised with en-suite facilities to make them suitable for older people. The Society operates a 35 flat Extra Care scheme, Great Bradfords House, where more independent living is provided with the comfort of having emergency care and support available to every resident. Abbeyfield is firmly rooted in the local community. The people living in an Abbeyfield Scheme are very much part of their neighbourhood and enjoy the friendly contact and support that this brings.
Where will Polly's Field Village be located?
Polly’s Field Village is conveniently situated on Church Lane in Braintree, Essex, overlooking countryside views. It is on a bus route between Bocking Church Street and Braintree town centre, both of which are within a mile of the site.
Will car parking be available?
Polly’s Field Village will have a communal car park.
Could my friends and family visit and stay?
Yes, your family and friends of all age groups would be welcome to visit you and stay in your property. There is no fixed length of stay, although guests could not remain indefinitely, or move into your apartment.
What apartments will be available?
Polly’s Field Village will have 99 self-contained apartments.
62 will be for sale or shared ownership and 37 for rental.
Could I bring my pet?
Yes, a pet would be welcome, provided that it is well-behaved and you are able to manage your pet’s requirements. You will need to make full arrangements to have your pet cared for if you were unwell or away.
Will there be any care available?
Yes, hospitality and care services will be provided by ABBFS if required.
In addition, emergency care and support will be on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
How much are the apartments?
The development should be affordable to all, including those currently living in a rental home with low income or savings. There will be a range of tenure options to suit individual financial circumstances and we would be pleased to discuss this in detail with you.
In addition, residents may be eligible to receive benefits to support them with the cost of moving to Polly’s Field and our team will be on hand to help them access any benefits that they may be entitled to.