Gillwood Court

Retirement housing
For rent (1)
Station Road, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 7LQ
Station Road, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 7LQ

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Managed by
Anchor
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England. 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 Gillwood Court Retirement Scheme, we offer purpose-built and well-maintained rented accommodation for people aged 55 and over. Gillwood Court is situated close to Penshaw and has excellent transpor..." Show more "At Gillwood Court Retirement Scheme, we offer purpose-built and well-maintained rented accommodation for people aged 55 and over. Gillwood Court is situated close to Penshaw and has excellent transport links to Sunderland, Durham, Washington, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street and Newcastle. Within walking distance we have local shops, a supermarket, doctors and a dental surgery nearby. Other local amenities include the beautiful Herrington Country Park, Penshaw Monument and only a bus ride away you can reach Roker, Seaburn and Seaham beaches.

You will not need to worry about maintenance and repairs or gardening upkeep as we take care of those. We provide a range of facilities, including a communal lounge, guest room, communal garden with seating area, on-site laundry and up to 12 parking spaces.

There are a lot of activities at Gillwood Court which include a social club, coffee mornings, lunch club and a craft club. There is also a TV room so you can gather on an evening and catch up on your favourite programmes with your friends." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
35 flats, bungalows. Built in 1978. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 3 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 300 yards; post office 300 yards; town centre 300 yards; GP 500 yards; social centre 400 yards.
Weekly social activities include: lunch club, games evenings, coffee morning, regular outings, social evenings, organised by residents social committee and warden. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to conditions).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 15/05/2021   Update info

Availability

The following details have been provided to EAC:
Re-let: A studio, 1 person property. Rent £514.47 pcm inclusive. Please call Anchor on 0800 085 4365 or email: prioritylocations@anchor.org.uk (Notified 21/10/2021)

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

"The first time I saw Gillwood Court from the outside I liked it. I was greeted by the scheme manager, Maggie, who was very welcoming and I liked her i..." Show more
"The first time I saw Gillwood Court from the outside I liked it. I was greeted by the scheme manager, Maggie, who was very welcoming and I liked her immediately. The whole complex was welcoming, bright, and homely. My studio flat was just what I needed( except no much needed shower). Everywhere was spotlessly clean. I've lived here eight months and love it. Thanks to Maggie and Hazel." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The people who live here are so caring and friendly towards each other - like a big family."
Made by a staff member in 2017
Managed by
Anchor
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England. 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.

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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