Padley Housing is a locally based Housing Association specialising in flats to rent for retired people. Padley’s largest property is a development of sheltered flats at Ludlam House, on Berners Road, Arbourthorne. The property was built by Padley in 1973, and, at that time, the trend in retirement flats was to build studio flats or bedsits with a kitchenette, living and sleeping area within one room and a separate shower room/WC.
Over the years, studios and bedsits have become less popular, with most tenants now preferring a self-contained flat with separate bedroom, lounge, bath or shower room and kitchen. In previous years, Padley extended Ludlam House to convert 10 studios into one bedroom properties, but there were still a number of studio flats within the building which could not be extended.
Padley’s latest conversion scheme involves combining adjacent bedsits into a single, spacious flat with lounge, kitchen, bedroom, shower room/WC and a second bedroom or study. It has already converted three such flats, and found them to be very popular with residents. Work is just beginning on a fourth conversion, which should be complete in January, 2020.
Padley Housing Association is run by a Committee of volunteers who are mostly retired people themselves, who take decisions about the management and maintenance of the properties and the welfare of the tenants. The Committee meet four times a year. They are advised by accountants and property managers, to make sure that all decisions are compliant with current rules and regulations. As a charitable body, Padley’s focus is on providing comfortable, safe housing for retired residents, and re-investing funds in property maintenance and improvements.
If you are interested in applying for a Padley property or joining the Management Committee, please contact Hunters, 208 Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1TG, 0114 266 6626, or firstname.lastname@example.org.