The Complex offers three types of accommodation. Firstly, ‘A’ Scheme – the Cottages where residents enjoy the comfort of their own two-bedroom homes with small gardens, and are responsible for their own needs.
Secondly, there is what we call our ‘B’ Scheme which caters for eight residents in each Lodge, each having their own rooms with large central lounges and dining areas in each of the four “Lodges”, all meals being provided from the Complex kitchen. In this category, we have residents who no longer feel inclined, or are no longer able, to take care of the daily round of shopping, cooking and housekeeping.
Our third section is the ‘C’ Scheme Hospital, or Frail Care Unit, which caters for the very frail and feeble of our family. Full nursing care is given, 24 hours a day, with qualified staff always on duty.
Within the Complex, there are always various forms of entertainment. The Chapel has its own choir “the best and the youngest in the world”, who participate in the weekly Sunday services, funeral services, and other events in the Chapel. Outside choirs very kindly entertain the residents from time to time, and there is a Beetle Drive every week. Musical afternoons are run every two weeks on Saturday afternoons by one of our very enthusiastic musical residents, where residents can enjoy the company of one another and listen to all types of recorded music
We have our own beautiful Chapel, which is very much the focal point of the Complex and is a very much-used venue both throughout the week and on Sundays of course. It has also become known for weddings and the dedication of children from the community around us.
The Complex residents have two hairdressers, each of whom calls once a week to attend to the needs of both our ladies and gentlemen, a lovely touch which is enjoyed by many at Athol Evans. This is very helpful in the summer months after residents have spent time in the beautiful swimming pool at the bottom of our gardens. There is a putting green along the pool, and this is well-used first thing on a Monday morning and during the week, when there is intense competition to score that elusive “hole in one”.