Safe, comfortable flats for the elderly with Padley Housing Association

Padley Housing is a Charitable Housing Association which was set up in the early 1960s by a group of Catholic businessmen in Sheffield.  The original aim of Padley Housing was to help families to buy their own homes, but in the early 1970s, Padley decided to move into providing safe, comfortable, affordable flats for the elderly.

Ludlam House

  In 1974, with funding from the Housing Corporation, Padley built Ludlam House, a large sheltered scheme at Arbourthorne with 34 flats and studios for retired people.  At that time, studio flats were very popular with the elderly, but during the 1990s, flats became more popular and studios became harder to let.  In 2004, Padley extended Ludlam House and converted 10 of the studio flats into one bedroomed self contained flats.  More recently, they also provided three two bedroom flats in Ludlam House by combining adjacent studios into larger flats with a spare bedroom.  As a result of Padley’s improvements, Ludlam House now has 7 studios, 21 one bedroom flats and 3 two bedroom flats.  Ludlam House also has a resident warden, alarm call scheme connected to City Wide Alarms, lift, laundry, communal lounge and television room.

St Anne’s

St Anne’s annexe

In the late 1980s, Sheffield Catholic Women’s League joined with Padley Housing, and brought St Anne’s, a large detached house in Broomhill into Padley’s portfolio.  St Anne’s at that time comprised 15 bedsits with shared bathrooms, but it was fully modernised and refurbished in 1997 to provide 10 self contained one bedroom flats in the main building and 3 further flats in the annexe at the rear of the house.  All are double glazed and centrally heated, with a communal meeting room, alarm call system and shared rear garden and car park.

Newman House

  In 1991, Padley developed and built Newman House on St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, which comprises ten self contained one bedroom flats with communal gardens and alarm call system.

  Also in 1991, Padley carried out a conversion of Copplestones, a large detached house near the Hallamshire hospital to provide 5 modern double glazed, centrally heated one bedroom flats with shared garden and alarm call system.


  The purpose of Padley Housing Association is to provide safe, affordable, comfortable accommodation for retired people, and to maintain and improve its housing stock to meet the changing needs of its tenants.

  Padley Housing Association is run by a volunteer Committee of private individuals who meet quarterly to take decisions about the lettings, welfare and maintenance of the properties.  They are advised by an independent accountant and property manager.

To find out how to join the management committee or to enquire how to become a tenant of Padley Housing Association, please contact Hunters, 208 Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1TG, tel: 0114 266 6626 or email: sheffieldcrookeslettings@hunters.com.