Kalyan Ashram is an extra-care sheltered housing scheme for older people managed by Ashram Housing Association. This is scheme mainly caters for people aged over 65, however younger adults (aged 50-55) can be offered tenancies in certain circumstances. The scheme, in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, is made up of 24 self-contained apartments, with care and support available to residents as required.
Comprehensive communal facilities include a lounge, kitchen, laundry, assisted bathrooms, dining room with a cafeteria service, hair and beauty room, and visitor room to accommodate single adult visitors. Meals provided in the dining room are based on individual needs and preferences, such as likes and dislikes, religious requirements and dietary and health needs. Separate facilities are provided for Halal and vegetarian meals. Menus are prepared on a weekly basis in consultation with tenants, and offer nutritional, balanced and healthy options, including a variety of cuisines, alternative choices and snacks.
When extra support is needed, qualified staff are also on hand to meet individual needs, whether they are physical, emotional, cultural or psychological.
Residents with and without care needs are encouraged to take part in Kalyan life, with a range of activities regularly arranged according to health, preferences, skills, abilities, personal interest, and religious and cultural needs. Monthly meetings are held where residents can put forward their views and suggestions for activities and other aspects of how their scheme is run. Individuals are encouraged to participate in the local community, and make full use of the facilities available to them, with appropriate support from trained staff.
- 24 self-contained apartments (four of which have double occupancy)
- Assisted bathrooms
- Dining room
- Laundry room
- Hair and beauty room
- Optional meals provided
- Overnight guest room (surcharge applies).
Residential, with staff on site.
Extra-care sheltered housing for adults aged over 65.
Getting a placement
Please use the contact details below to discuss applying for a placement
Telephone: 0121 256 1406
Fax: 0121 256 140