New Oscott Village

New Oscott Village opened in March 2010 with ExtraCare housing partner Midland Heart and is the first of five city Villages planned with Birmingham City Council during the next five years.

If you are over the age of 55, living in Birmingham or have a local connection, and would like to apply for a home, please call us on 0121 377 5000, or email

Entrance New Oscott Village
Fosseway Drive, Chester Road, New Oscott
West Midlands
B23 5LD

Manager: Matthew Bell
Phone: 0121 377 5000

New Oscott Village Map
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Customer Satisfaction
To view our CQC report and resident survey, click here.

New Oscott Village - Factfile

Our Homes
We have 260 one and two bedroom apartments, each with:
Living room
Shower room
The majority of homes have their own balcony or shared patio areas

Our Facilities
Enriched Opportunities Suite (to support residents with dementia)
Café Bar
Communal Parking Areas
Craft Room
Fitness Suite with Gym, Spa Pool and Steam Room
Freeman's Quiet Lounge
Indoor Bowling Green (within an enclosed Winter Garden)
IT Suite
Guest Suite
Hairdressing and Beauty Salon
Landscaped Garden Area
Reception Area and Main Street (with communal seating areas)
Village Hall
Village Shop
Well-being Suite and Well-being Bathroom
Woodwork Area

Our Care
Approximately a third of residents within the Village receive help with their care. Dependent on individual circumstances we can support residents with significant assessed care needs, including dementia.

Our properties are available for rent, shared ownership and purchase.

Our Capacity
We have 330 residents and 80 staff.

Our Housing Partner
Midland Heart

In a Nutshell
Dame Joan Bakewell visited the Village just after it opened as part of a BBC Panorama report on the future of care. The big question was - who pays? New Oscott is featured ten minutes into the programme as a potential national solution for older people seeking affordable housing with care - watch the programme here.

And New Oscott Village featured recently on the BBC Radio's national 'Living Longer' series - listen here.

Matthew Bell (Village Manager): "I am very pleased and excited about taking over as manager at New Oscott, it's a fantastic facility for older people to enjoy and the atmosphere and friendships that exsist within the Village are really inspiring. I'm looking forward to 2013 and the exciting times ahead."

Bella Shevlin (resident): "I came to the Village two years ago in a wheelchair from hospital, aged 97, alone and unable to use my legs. Now I'm in the gym four times a week and with the help of the staff and new friends walking again. You don't expect to get a new life at my age - but in this place I have."

Nearest ExtraCare Charity Shops
West Midlands and Birmingham
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Want to get involved?
New Oscott Village already has 49 resident-led activity groups, a 185-member fitness gym and a busy volunteer programme where residents and volunteers representing all age groups help run the Village's leisure facilities. Community involvement, either as a volunteer, village Friend or gym member is welcome.