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Ribblesdale

Situated in Dorking, Surrey, the Journalists’ Charity sheltered housing, Ribblesdale, comprises eight bungalows and twelve flats and is designed for people who are able to manage and care for themselves.

There is a manager on site to deal with unforeseen problems and help out until other assistance can be arranged. There is a 24-hour emergency call system in all the properties and it is connected to a call centre run by the local authority.

If you are interested in Ribblesdale sheltered housing or wish to apply, call 01306 887511 or email enquiries@journalistscharity.org.uk

The aim of the Journalists’ Charity is to help journalists, their dependants and families in need. If you are any of these, you will be eligible for consideration for a place at Ribblesdale, as will parents of working journalists.

Harmsworth House

The Journalists’ Charity has five extra care flats in Dorking which are available to rent for those in need of personal care but who would like to retain the independence of their own home. They would be ideal for couples, where one person is in need of more care than can be given by his or her partner. The flats are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty within the Green Belt countryside and are surrounded by three acres of landscaped and fully accessible grounds.

Each flat has two bedrooms, a sitting /dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Two of the flats are newly-built and there is a lift to the first-floor flat. There are three other ground-floor flats, which have been extended and refurbished. All flats have their own washing machine.

Residents may take their meals at Pickering House care home for a small charge. A hairdresser and physiotherapist visit weekly on request.

A minibus, run by the charity, goes to the centre of Dorking twice a week, and trips further afield during the year are arranged. Care is provided by the Journalists’ Charity domiciliary care service.

If you are interested in Harmsworth House or wish to apply, call 01306 887511 or email enquiries@journalistscharity.org.uk.

The aim of the Journalists’ Charity is to help journalists, their dependants and families in need. If you are any of these, you will be eligible for consideration for a place at the Harmsworth House extra care housing, as will parents of working journalists. Tenants are responsible for council tax, gas and electricity.

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