Fordham House

15 Yarborough Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3DZ - 02392 291513

Life at Fordham House

Fordham provides residents with private accommodation, the companionship of others, excellent home cooked food by the resident housekeeper and the security and support of the Elm Trees staff.
We welcome applications and enquiries.
Contact: Denny Scriven (Group Manager), DaniTull (Administrator)


Supported Housing allows you to live independently - your own space to enjoy later life combined with the peace of mind that there is someone on hand to support you with a friendly chat, a daily home cooked meal and support with daily chores.  Not only will you have the privacy and comfort of your own room, you are also an important part of a thriving and sociable community.  All of our houses have a 24 hour on call system for added reassurance.  

We currently have one vacancy on the first floor.  This accommodation has a living room, separate bedroom with ensuite shower and a small kitchenette.  Please telephone 02392 739322 for further information about the House.

Key Features   

  • Courtyard Garden
  • Dining Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Conservatory
  • Stair lift
  • Resident Housekeeper
  • Alarm system

About this property
Fordham House was purchased in 1994.  It was completely refurbished and it now provides 6 spacious and well-equipped rooms. It also has a conservatory and rear courtyard garden where mobility scooters can be stored.

Near this property

  • Bus stop
  • Town centre
  • Banks
  • Post Office

More Information

Room Types

  • Single
  • Ensuite
  • Kitchenettes


  • Dining Room
  • Courtyard Garden
  • Stair lift
  • Laundry
  • Conservatory
  • Relative's room
  • Alarm system
  • Resident housekeeper


  • Rent

Additional Services

  • Pet Policy - (please ask on application if you would like to bring a pet)

Local Area

  • Southsea is a seaside resort located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire.  Southsea is within a mile of Portsmouth's city centre.
  • Southsea has a thriving commercial area which includes two national department stores and many other well-known high street chains. It combines these large stores with numerous independent traders which include charity shops, food retailers and furniture/household goods shops.
  • Southsea also has a vibrant social scene with numerous bars and eateries which cater for a range of budgets and tastes.
  • In 1544 Henry VIII built the fort which became known as Southsea Castle.  Although it would not have been called that at the time it is recorded as "Southsea Castle" on a map of 1724.
  • Much of Southsea was designed by the architect Thomas Ellis Owen.  Although some of his buildings were destroyed in World War II and some have since been unsympathetically modernised, his work still shapes the architecture of modern Southsea. The majority of Owen's Southsea is now protected by a number of Conservation Areas or by being listed buildings.  The Queens Hotel is a good example of the Edwardian baroque style, built in 1903.
  • Southsea Common is a large expanse of mown grassland parallel to the shore from Clarence Pier to Southsea Castle. The Common owes its existence to the demands of the military in the early nineteenth century for a clear range of fire from the harbour defences at any enemy ships which dared to approach Portsmouth and its dockyard.
  • The Common is a popular recreation ground, and also serves as the venue for a number of annual events, including the Southsea Show, Para Spectacular, Military Vehicle Show, Kite Festival and a variety of circuses including the Moscow State circus and Chinese State Circus.  It was also the place where fans of Portsmouth F.C gathered to celebrate their victory in the 2008 FA Cup Final.
  • Southsea beach is mostly flint gravel, but with sand exposed at low tide. There are two piers: South Parade Pier and Clarence Pier; both house amusement arcades. South Parade Pier also contains a ballroom and a bar area. Clarence Pier is adjacent to a permanent funfair.
  • A prominent sight out to sea is the four large forts created in the 1860s as part of an attempt to fortify the city against the threat of invasion. From the shore they look oval but are, in fact, round. They were part of defences which included land-based forts all around the city but as they were never used in action, they became known as Palmerston’s Folly, after the Prime Minister who initiated them.

Life at the House

  • Fordham House offers affordable, high quality living for people who want to be as independent and self-reliant as possible without the worry of maintaining their own home.
  • We personalise our services to meet your needs so that you can enjoy freedom, security and peace of mind.
  • Fordham House provides our residents with the privacy of their own accommodation combined with the companionship of others, home cooked meals, and the security and support of dedicated house staff.
  • We welcome applications and enquiries.
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