Kings Lodge

Retirement housing
Upper Queen Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1EH
Upper Queen Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 1EH

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Managed by
Anchor Hanover
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor Hanover is the largest provider of specialist and care for people in later life in England. We manage over 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

Manager's Description

"At Kings Lodge sheltered housing scheme in North Shields, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfo..." Show more "At Kings Lodge sheltered housing scheme in North Shields, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfortable surroundings with the benefit of having a scheme manager and a 24-hour alarm service if ever you have an emergency. You will not need to worry about maintenance and repairs as we take care of those. We provide a wide range of facilities, including a communal lounge, a garden or outside seating area, an on-site laundry, parking bays and, in many schemes, a guest room for visitors. Sometimes you may want to be on your own and other times you may want to be sociable. Our properties give you that freedom and our scheme manager can help arrange social activities where you can meet other like-minded people. We know pets are important to some people and we have a policy which welcomes small pets. If you want to know more, please get in touch." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
38 flats. Built in 1981. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Stair lift(s), Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 10 yards; shop 10 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Weekly social activities include: bingo, whist, dancing, coffee mornings, organised by residents. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to conditions).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 04/06/2011   Update info

Availability

Check with Anchor Hanover - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

Not available - The residents have not taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS).

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"My nana is a resident here. She thoroughly enjoys living here. She was very relucatant to move she residential care but has made some amazing friends...." Show more
"My nana is a resident here. She thoroughly enjoys living here. She was very relucatant to move she residential care but has made some amazing friends. She feels safe and happy which is very important to her family. Diane the warden is excellent and always friendly and happy to help." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Nice friendly atmosphere, my wife and I have lived here for 15 months, and have been very impressed by the happy attitude of the staff, we have an abs..." Show more
"Nice friendly atmosphere, my wife and I have lived here for 15 months, and have been very impressed by the happy attitude of the staff, we have an absolute gem of a scheme manager in Donna McLean, she is really lovely and caring, she tries to help everyone. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Excellent friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere always clean and tidy.
Staff are extremely helpful and go over and above to help residents and visit..." Show more
"Excellent friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere always clean and tidy.
Staff are extremely helpful and go over and above to help residents and visitors. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Lovely place and really clean:)"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Such an amazing friendly place to be with such joyful residence. The new manager has significantly improved the place. She is a credit to the place."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Friendly staff and excellent accommodation."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Excellent scheme manager,who has a good rapport with the residence and their families. Pleasant place to visit. Residents seem to be happy and in a go..." Show more
"Excellent scheme manager,who has a good rapport with the residence and their families. Pleasant place to visit. Residents seem to be happy and in a good place. Always looking forward with plenty activities which makes it a welcoming place." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Everyone is friendly, sense of community between everyone and plenty going on . Warden is friendly and helpful at all times. Nice accommodation and..." Show more
"Everyone is friendly, sense of community between everyone and plenty going on . Warden is friendly and helpful at all times. Nice accommodation and very clean" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The tenants and staff at Kings Lodge are an amazing bunch of people to work with. They are all really supportive of each other, work hard to make new..." Show more
"The tenants and staff at Kings Lodge are an amazing bunch of people to work with. They are all really supportive of each other, work hard to make newcomers welcome and include them in all of the social activities/clubs on offer. We are like one big family." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"King's Lodge is a very friendly, safe, comfortable, quiet clean and warm place to live with apartments of a very good size. A lovely manager, Donna. P..." Show more
"King's Lodge is a very friendly, safe, comfortable, quiet clean and warm place to live with apartments of a very good size. A lovely manager, Donna. Plus lots of activities in the communal lounge. I also feel very safe here with Anchorcall and the pull cords in each room. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019
Managed by
Anchor Hanover
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor Hanover is the largest provider of specialist and care for people in later life in England. We manage over 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

National Housing for Older People Awards
North East region silver award winner

Category: Retirement housing 37-43 units.
Sponsor: Engie.
Memberships
National Care Forum: The organisation that runs this care home is a member of the National Care Forum, whose mission is to promote the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision.
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