Podsbrook House

Podsbrook House

Podsbrook House is a purpose-built apartment block with the following accommodation for affordable rent:

- 24 studio apartments
(suitable for single people)

- 3 one-bedroom apartments
(suitable for single people & couples)

- 3 two-bedroom apartments
(suitable for single people & couples)

Each apartment has its own kitchen and en-suite bathroom or shower room. The block has a residents lounge with communal kitchen, laundry and guest bedroom.

Accommodation is arranged across three floors with the main facilities on the middle floor. Access to all floors is via a passenger lift or stairs. Podsbrook House is set in its own grounds with shared garden and patio area and it has a residents private car park with some carports. There is also a basement facility for storing and charging mobility scooters. A computer with internet access for shared use is located in the residents lounge.

The resident operations manager is on duty five days a week (Monday to Friday) and is available to ensure the residents wellbeing. In addition, emergency alarms are installed in every apartment and there is a 24-hour telephone support service. The Association also has a part-time support officer who can assist with matters such as housing benefit claims if needed.

The residents of Podsbrook House enjoy a wide variety of regular social events and outings, organised by residents, the house manager or the support officer.

The inside of a Podsbrook flat
Photo of a local river in Witham

The local area

Podsbrook House is located a short walk from both the town centre and railway station.

Witham has a compact town centre so supermarkets, shops, restaurants and cafes, doctors, dentists, chemists, library, churches and bus stops are all within easy reach. The attractive Riverside Walk is just across the road.

In January 2019 rents for studio flats begin at around £435 per calendar month inclusive of heating, hot water, emergency careline and service charges.

Rents for one-bedroom flats are around £485 per calendar month and two-bedroom flats £530 per calendar month.

Residents make arrangements to pay their own council tax and other utilities such as electricity, water, telephone etc.


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The side of Podsbrook house

Strong foundations supporting independent living