For those looking for a caring environment while retaining their independence and their own space, The Priory offers a beautiful building called, The Cloisters offering assisted but independent living for the elderly. 

These comprise five high quality one and two bedroom apartments, built to a high specification and ideal for those looking for a secure, safe environment that they can call home. 

The apartments are laid out over two floors. Both of the ground floor apartments have access to their own patio/garden area. Apartment 1 is a one-bedroom apartment, whilst Apartment 2 is a larger, two bedroom apartment.

On the first floor there are a further three one bedroom apartments, each one designed to the same high specification.

Currently, the two ground floor apartments have been sold but may sometimes come available for re-sale. The three apartments on the 1st floor are available as care suites for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly rental. 

The Cloisters

Think ahead for the moment. You’re a sprightly new pensioner, without a twinge or a care. But with the future in mind, you invest in a sheltered flat for yourself, with an emergency alarm bell and live-in warden. There are some 60 other residents and the warden is an energetic state-registered nurse of 58. It seems a sensible move.

But, 10 years later, the warden is 68 and wants to retire. No suitable replacement can be found. You and the other residents are now in your 80s and frail, but the original developers made no provision for continuing care. What is going to happen to you?

Even live-in wardens do not necessarily guarantee security: who answers the alarm bell when the warden is out? And what happens when the elderly fall ill and need hospital care themselves? The growing fear is that the “sheltered home” will just shut its doors to them and insist that they remove themselves – often in their 80s and virtually alone in the world.

With Assisted Living, however, there is now another option.

This new concept allows elderly people to stay totally independent if they wish – within a care complex where help is on hand if needed. 

By paying a monthly Service Charge, you no longer have to worry about insuring or maintaining your home, cleaning or laundry or if you wish, even shopping and cooking. In the event of an emergency, a 24-hour call facility will bring immediate and qualified aid. Other help, from assistance with shopping and cleaning to professional care, can be called upon as needed.

Our Commitment to Care

Our Commitment

Residents at the Priory will:-

  • Be encouraged to maintain their independence
  • Have their need for privacy respected
  • Be treated with dignity
  • Be free to live their life but have someone on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should they need it. 
Two elderly ladies, The Priory Care Home, Chippenham in Wiltshire

Make an enquiry

Our apartments are very popular, but if you are looking for respite care with space, they may work perfectly for you. 

With three apartments available for weekly stays, why not give us a call and see how The Cloisters, allows independent living with care when you need it.