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Poplar House

Rectory Road, Basildon, Essex SS13 1FG
The considerably sized retirement living complex. The complex creates a corner plot for the property leaving it with a sizeable garden area with plenty of seating options and natural space. A outdoor balcony area has been built on top of the ground floor protruding elevation.


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Set in a quiet, residential area of Basildon, Poplar House provides apartments and communal facilities for over 55s.

Designed to offer comfort, independence and peace of mind, Poplar House has everything you need to enjoy a happy, fulfilling retirement.


  • One or two double bedroom apartment, with open-plan lounge and kitchen
  • Communal amenities and facilities
  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day and assistive technology built-in


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Our building

Poplar House has a communal lounge, restaurant, guest suite, hair salon, library, games room and a landscaped garden. There are lifts to all floors and level access throughout.

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Your apartment

Your new apartment is unfurnished so you can make it your own. It has an open plan lounge and kitchen with oven/white goods, one or two double bedrooms and a level-access shower room.

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Our community

Our weekly social activities and themed events throughout the year offer you a chance to meet new people and join our friendly community. There’s no obligation - you can take part as often as you want.

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Safety and security

The daytime reception, 24-hour care staff on site and secure door entry to the building and your apartment help you to feel safe and secure.

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There is free Wi-Fi in communal areas. Pull cords are fitted in every apartment, and we can provide assistive technology for extra safety and reassurance, which can be purchased at additional cost.

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Rent or leasehold

Apartments are available to rent for one person or two people. You may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent from Basildon Borough Council. Leasehold apartments may also be available for private purchase from a current owner.

Communal facilities

  • Bright and airy communal lounge with comfy seating and TVs
  • Games room with pool table, dartboard and TV
  • Accessible landscaped gardens with allotments and a greenhouse
  • Hairdressing and beauty salon
  • Well-stocked library room
  • Accessible bathroom so you can enjoy a bath in safety and comfort
  • Buggy store with charge points for mobility scooters
  • Guest suite for visiting family and friends


  • Local shops, restaurants and other amenities are within a 10 minute walk.
  • There are several GP surgeries nearby.
  • Basildon Hospital with A&E is less than 15 minutes away by car.
  • There is a railway station and a bus station in Basildon.
  • The regular bus service, Dial-a-Ride and low-cost local taxis make journeys easy.

Taste restaurant

Our Taste restaurant is open to residents and members of the public from 9am – 3pm seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and snacks. If you live nearby, enjoy a meal out in our restaurant with your family and friends.* 

We regularly have special menus to celebrate special occasions throughout the year and our Taste restaurant has a food hygiene rating of 5 from the Food Standards Agency.

*Opening hours and menu availability may be subject to change.

The spacious dining room is home to multiple dining tables dressed in white linen cloths and matching chairs with cream and aubergine coloured leather upholstery. The tables are dressed with leather placemats, silver cutlery.

Care and support

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Am I eligible?

To be eligible to live at Poplar House, you must:

  • Be aged 55 or over, or have long-term care needs
  • Reside in, or have a family connection to, the local area
  • Have your care and support needs assessed and approved by Basildon Borough Council

We aim to offer a lively atmosphere and mixed community of people who have a range of care needs.

You do not need to have any immediate care or support needs when you apply, but our kind and caring staff can support you if anything changes.

Poplar House may not be suitable if you require a substantial amount of regular nursing care.

How do I apply?

  1. Contact us for an application form, or contact Basildon Borough Council’s adult social care team.
  2. We’ll arrange for you to visit and meet us.
  3. We’ll help you to complete a housing assessment and affordability form, as you may be eligible for financial assistance towards your rent and part of your service charge.
  4. While you’re here, we may assess if you would benefit from our care and support services, and we may arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs. For your care to be funded by Basildon Borough Council, you must have had your needs assessed and approved by the adult social care team.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about Poplar House, or to arrange a no-obligation visit, please contact us using the enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can call 01268 727 364 during office hours.

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