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Riverside Retirement Living Scheme in Westcliffe On Sea - Churchgate

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Recently redecorated with newly fitted kitchens and flats, Churchgate has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that will make sure you feel right at home. It offers a mix of studio, one-bed and two-bedroom apartments, suitable for one or two people, over 55 years of age.

At the heart of Churchgate is a large, airy communal lounge and kitchen area for private parties, events and activities and is a great place to meet with friends to enjoy a cuppa. Our range of social events include coffee mornings, movie nights, themed dinners and live music, with all our customers welcome to join or even start their own club or event.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the scheme are three superstores, with a nearby GP surgery and cash points along the main road. Opposite Churchgate you can catch a bus that will take you into the town centre, with a railway station two miles away, for excellent transport links. The rear paved garden features flower beds and hanging baskets, so you can enjoy the outdoor space.


  • Decorate to your own taste.
  • Own bathrooms with newly-fitted showers.
  • Newly-fitted kitchens.
  • Own living room.
  • Gas central heating.
  • Smoke/heat detectors in each apartment.
  • On-site laundry facilities (cost included in service charge).
  • Large communal lounge area, with kitchen.
  • Communal gardens.
  • Patio seating areas.
  • Guest bedroom (sleeps two), nominal charge per night.
  • Resident car park.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Secure, fob door entry system.

When you join us, you’ll become a customer of one of the biggest and most secure Housing Associations in the country. With excellent online services which allow you to report issues on your smartphone or other device in just a few clicks and a 24/7 Customer Service Centre which is open 365 days a year, we’ll ensure you’re always looked after and always have somewhere to turn for support. As well as looking after your property and carrying out repairs, we also offer a range of enhanced services from money advice to employment and training support. Visit for more information about us.

If you would like to contact us for further information or to let us know you’d be interested in one of our properties, please contact us on the number below or via our Customer Service Centre on 0345 111 0000.


Who to contact

560, London Road
Westcliff On Sea
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Contact Name
Susanne Fairhead
Contact Position
Retirement Living Coordinator or Support Worker




I’ve applied for a property at Churchgate, so what happens next?

We allocate our properties on a first come first served basis. If your expression of interest is successful, we will contact you and ask you to provide more details about you/your household as part of the allocation process.

You application will be assessed and you will be informed you of the outcome. If approved, the scheme staff will be in contact to make the necessary arrangements for you to view the property. Staff will also at this point provide you with their details to enable you to contact them throughout the application process.

At present due to Covid 19 we are taking all the necessary safety precautions to limit risk and so at any viewing as a minimum you will be required to wear a mask, and we ask only the applicant/s to attend the property. Scheme staff may discuss more specific safety needs when arranging the time and date for you to view.


Opening Times

When is it on

8am to 2pm Monday to Friday

Other Details


The weekly rent on each property is slightly different depending on size. Aside from them basic rent, there is also a service charge covering areas such as gardening, window cleaning, staff costs. Will accept people on Housing Benefit, Universal Credit etc, and will work with you to help set up any new benefit claims. No deposit is required however, we will require at least one weeks rent in advance of your new tenancy starting.


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The new Scheme Manager has settled in very well and is doing an exemplary job.


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  •  Last user update: 15 Jan 2021
  •  Last admin update: 15 Jan 2021

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