St Christophers House

Retirement housing
For rent (1)
Abbey Meadows, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2BE
Abbey Meadows, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2BE

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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 St Christophers House sheltered housing scheme in Morpeth, 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 c..." Show more "At St Christophers House sheltered housing scheme in Morpeth, 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
83 flats. Built in 1975. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Stair lift(s), Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 50 yards; post office 250 yards; town centre 1 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Regular social activities include: bingo, whist, hamdicrafts, social evenings and outings, organised by residents social committee. Meal(s) available (Lunch on Tuesday and Friday). 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

The following details have been provided to EAC:
Re-let: A studio, 1 person property. Please call Anchor Hanover on 0330 127 2225 or email: rental.enquiries@anchorhanover.org.uk (Notified 16/04/2021)

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 manager has always been very helpful towards my mother before she moved in and still is. There is always something going on for residents if they ..." Show more
"The manager has always been very helpful towards my mother before she moved in and still is. There is always something going on for residents if they wish to join in." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"At St Christopher's we feel safe very comfortable and warm also a warm welcome there is all ways something to be involved in if you want.the building..." Show more
"At St Christopher's we feel safe very comfortable and warm also a warm welcome there is all ways something to be involved in if you want.the building and gardens are maintained excellently." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I feel safe and secure. Staff and fellow residents are nice and friendly. The building is kept clean and in good repair. The gardens are beautiful. I ..." Show more
"I feel safe and secure. Staff and fellow residents are nice and friendly. The building is kept clean and in good repair. The gardens are beautiful. I enjoy social activities, but my privacy is respected..." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"A very warm and friendly scheme, plenty of optional social activities, good quality studio flats, ideal for an older person to manage. Caring and effi..." Show more
"A very warm and friendly scheme, plenty of optional social activities, good quality studio flats, ideal for an older person to manage. Caring and efficient Managers who make time for residents and encourage social activities and engagement with local groups and schools." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"St Christopher's is the best community to live in from all aspects fun entertaining and surprising all in the same day "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"there is a vibrant social life here with something for everybody to get involved in. We are at the hub of the local community and have involvement wit..." Show more
"there is a vibrant social life here with something for everybody to get involved in. We are at the hub of the local community and have involvement with two local schools who regularly interact with us and external community groups like U3A who use our facilities and involve tenants." Show less

Made by a in 2019

"My brother is a resident here. The staff are remarkable, making it a warm and friendly place for all the residents, and keeping an eye on them. My bro..." Show more
"My brother is a resident here. The staff are remarkable, making it a warm and friendly place for all the residents, and keeping an eye on them. My brother has never been so happy." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Bordering on countryside, with local shops and 5 mins drive into Morpeth."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We have lived here for 3 years and find something to do every day. Staff are wonderful and help every time they can."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here 5 years and on the social committee for 3 years. I love living here as there is always something going on from bingo to party nights..." Show more
"I have lived here 5 years and on the social committee for 3 years. I love living here as there is always something going on from bingo to party nights regularly. It is the best scheme to live in; friendly and good neighbours." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"My mum lived in St Christophers House for a year, before moving to a care home (at 94). She loved it."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"My mother lives here; we as a family often come over for functions and meals. It's a fab place, run very efficiently; and very friendly people."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I am blind and the scheme managers do a lot to help me. There is a lot of activities here. More than any scheme. Everyone helps and they are all so fr..." Show more
"I am blind and the scheme managers do a lot to help me. There is a lot of activities here. More than any scheme. Everyone helps and they are all so friendly. They go out of there way." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Freedom to go to the Wellway surgery to see a nurse for my injection"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very friendly & well organised."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Great place to live; plenty of activities, great for supporting independence."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Many activities arranged. Friendly & happy company."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I enjoy visiting; very friendly people."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I came here in 2004 and never regretted my move. I have survived traumatic surgery on 3 occasions and always a helping hand or return. Total domestic ..." Show more
"I came here in 2004 and never regretted my move. I have survived traumatic surgery on 3 occasions and always a helping hand or return. Total domestic refurbishment with eye-catching features. Good management and outstanding social committee." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I am really happy my dad lives here. I don't need to worry about him as I know he's well looked after and has plenty of company. St Christophers has a..." Show more
"I am really happy my dad lives here. I don't need to worry about him as I know he's well looked after and has plenty of company. St Christophers has a very welcoming, friendly atmosphere. I couldn't think of a better place for my dad to live." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I am really happy my dad lives here. I don't need to worry about him as I know he's well looked after and has plenty of company. St Christophers has a..." Show more
"I am really happy my dad lives here. I don't need to worry about him as I know he's well looked after and has plenty of company. St Christophers has a very welcoming, friendly atmosphere. I couldn't think of a better place for my dads to live." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Thanks to everyone at St Christopher's. I'm pleased to be living here. I am always happy and feel safe."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I'm so pleased that my son-in-law is living here. The staff are all so caring and helpful. He's so happy living there and very well cared for. It meet..." Show more
"I'm so pleased that my son-in-law is living here. The staff are all so caring and helpful. He's so happy living there and very well cared for. It meets all his needs." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I have been to visit my father on many occasions and have always been made welcome at the functions they hold. It is very very family oriented place. ..." Show more
"I have been to visit my father on many occasions and have always been made welcome at the functions they hold. It is very very family oriented place. They have a wonderful entertainments committee." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"So bright and clean. Friendly, helpful & always a welcome. Thank you!"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very homely, nice garden."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Bright & friendly living spaces. Pleasant atmosphere, nice gardens."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Pleasant atmosphere. Gardens well kept. Nice and brightly decorated. Warm and clean."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Well maintained, quiet & peaceful surroundings."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Safe, friendly, comfortable. Well looked after."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Great atmosphere."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Pleasant accommodation, appears to be well run. Nice people."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"A pleasant welcoming atmosphere with good decoration and well kept gardens."
Made by a resident in 2017

"A warm, welcoming, comfortable place. Very pleasantly decorated with attractive gardens and seated area outside. Well managed."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here for company and activities. Safety for older living."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly staff. Clean. Great place to be in."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Management: excellent, ready always to listen to you. Provide lunch Dec 25th and on other occasions. Residents committee works very hard to provide en..." Show more
"Management: excellent, ready always to listen to you. Provide lunch Dec 25th and on other occasions. Residents committee works very hard to provide entertainment, eg New Year, Easter, always fun. Other activities, quiz night, young children, scouts, chaplain... I am very content, HAPPY!" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely area. Lovely place to live. Good staff and great people."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly staff. Comfortable surroundings."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am a support worker for ladies and gents who live here. Staff who work here are really friendly and always happy to help. Nothing is any trouble. "
Made by a staff member in 2017

"I like the friendly atmosphere. There is always something going on and the managers could not be more helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Feel safe & secure. Staff are very helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Not a resident, but find community rooms very useful to meet in, clean, warm, comfortable & well kept. Warden(s) extremely considerate and obviously w..." Show more
"Not a resident, but find community rooms very useful to meet in, clean, warm, comfortable & well kept. Warden(s) extremely considerate and obviously well trained & attuned to their jobs." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I work here as a hairdresser. It's an excellent place to live!"
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Moving here to Anchor House Morpeth was the best move I made. Accommodation is good, I have made lots of friends, and there is plenty of entertainment..." Show more
"Moving here to Anchor House Morpeth was the best move I made. Accommodation is good, I have made lots of friends, and there is plenty of entertainment. The managers are there to see you to your every need, so friendly." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"This is more than housing scheme, it's a community."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My grandmother is very happy living at St Christopher's. There is always something going on so she can socialise with others without having to go out...." Show more
"My grandmother is very happy living at St Christopher's. There is always something going on so she can socialise with others without having to go out. The wardens are also very helpful and do a great deal for the residents." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I like living here for the friendliness and helpfulness of other residents and Eileen and David, our managers. We have no worries about security of ou..." Show more
"I like living here for the friendliness and helpfulness of other residents and Eileen and David, our managers. We have no worries about security of our flats. Social life is very good." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Always things going on at scheme. Manager is very good."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am member of the district nursing team. I find all the management members of staff very helpful, approachable and considerate. We have a good workin..." Show more
"I am member of the district nursing team. I find all the management members of staff very helpful, approachable and considerate. We have a good working relationship with them, especially Eileen." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Our flat is comfortable, well maintained and modern. We feel safe and well looked after. There is a good committee with lots of social activities. A l..." Show more
"Our flat is comfortable, well maintained and modern. We feel safe and well looked after. There is a good committee with lots of social activities. A lovely place to live." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Pleasant atmosphere, decor in home and garden very lovely. Excellent staff."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My mother moved into St Christopher's house in 2013 she is so happy and myself and my brothers are pleased that she is safe, happy and secure."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Thanks to St Christophers my mother in law is enjoying her 90s with a whole new group of friends and a fantastic social life. My wife and I live in t..." Show more
"Thanks to St Christophers my mother in law is enjoying her 90s with a whole new group of friends and a fantastic social life. My wife and I live in the south of France and are secure in the knowledge that she is safe and happy at SCH." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"St Christopher's has provided my almost 94 year old mother with a safe environment in which to live, surrounded by her new friends. The many activiti..." Show more
"St Christopher's has provided my almost 94 year old mother with a safe environment in which to live, surrounded by her new friends. The many activities keep her mind young and active. Thank you St Christopher's." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Friendly informal atmosphere. Management always participate in all events and have a very happy personal approach."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Very caring environment which I have known for over 20 years, since my mother-in-law was a resident. Sadly she died, but the care shown at the end was..." Show more
"Very caring environment which I have known for over 20 years, since my mother-in-law was a resident. Sadly she died, but the care shown at the end was typical of what I have observed as a regular visitor since. I am the local councillor. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Privacy and yet community, safety, friendliness, activities, meals. It's like living in a village: you can engage as much as you want in social life, ..." Show more
"Privacy and yet community, safety, friendliness, activities, meals. It's like living in a village: you can engage as much as you want in social life, or just exchange smiles and greetings as you go in and out." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Good people, good management, good facility, good area."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am a non-resident, But volunteer at a weekly stroke club. We hire the lounge and make use of the wonderful facilities, especially the kitchen."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I am a non-resident but regular visitor. Everyone is very helpful and pleasant. I look forward to my visits."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Have been very happy."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I come hear once a week and help at a stroke club which rents the dining room etc. The facilities are fantastic and management is excellent."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Spotlessly clean. Mixed age and abilities and independent living but friendly help for those who are poorly. Plenty of activities. Managers keep happy..." Show more
"Spotlessly clean. Mixed age and abilities and independent living but friendly help for those who are poorly. Plenty of activities. Managers keep happy community going." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Peace of mind, security and lots going on if you want to be involved. Caring, helpful staff and neighbours."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The accommodation is safe and sound and staff are very helpful and all the residents are friendly."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Nice people here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My mother lives here. She has enjoyed four happy years here and has a lot of friends and enjoys many social events put on by the committee. The manage..." Show more
"My mother lives here. She has enjoyed four happy years here and has a lot of friends and enjoys many social events put on by the committee. The management are very supportive and inform me if they notice any changes in my mother or are worried. She has a lovely life here and enjoys living where she is surounded by friends and management." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Excellent accommodation and amenities. All staff are caring and professional. Various activities are put on for all residents on a very regular basis...." Show more
"Excellent accommodation and amenities. All staff are caring and professional. Various activities are put on for all residents on a very regular basis. All in all – excellent value for money. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The complex is really well run. The committee and managers make sure there are plenty of events going on to get residents together. The complex is ver..." Show more
"The complex is really well run. The committee and managers make sure there are plenty of events going on to get residents together. The complex is very keen and quiet." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The place is secure. Good for meeting people. Variety of activities to help keep you active and to help you socialise. Help is at hand from the scheme..." Show more
"The place is secure. Good for meeting people. Variety of activities to help keep you active and to help you socialise. Help is at hand from the scheme managers." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I am not a resident but I have held a Speech after Stroke club here for 23 years and have found the staff very helpful, friendly and pleasant. Everyth..." Show more
"I am not a resident but I have held a Speech after Stroke club here for 23 years and have found the staff very helpful, friendly and pleasant. Everything is kept well maintained." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"This scheme is the best."
Made by a resident in 2017

"This is a lovely, vibrant scheme. There are loads of activities. All the staff encourage a warm and friendly atmosphere. I have experience of lots of ..." Show more
"This is a lovely, vibrant scheme. There are loads of activities. All the staff encourage a warm and friendly atmosphere. I have experience of lots of sheltered schemes and I have to to say this is the best." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here 20 years! It is always warm. It is convenient for local buses and local shops. It has large grounds and well-kept gardens."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because there is nowhere better in England. It is warm, friendly, comfortable, supplying privacy plus sociability and all the needs that wouldn't be m..." Show more
"Because there is nowhere better in England. It is warm, friendly, comfortable, supplying privacy plus sociability and all the needs that wouldn't be met living outside." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Excellent home. Go as you wish. Good management. Plenty of good company. Couldn't be better. Clean."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I really enjoy the community live here. I feel safe here and un-threatened. I also have the privacy of my own flat if I feel I need my own space."
Made by a resident in 2017

"A well organised and well run building with very good communal rooms."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Beautiful accommodation. Lovely people. Kind wardens. Plenty of clubs and activities. Very cheap. Comfortable and friendly with lovely gardens and sea..." Show more
"Beautiful accommodation. Lovely people. Kind wardens. Plenty of clubs and activities. Very cheap. Comfortable and friendly with lovely gardens and seats and plenty of warden care." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I have worked here for over 22 years and wouldn't want to be anywhere else"
Made by a staff member in 2017

"it is such a happy place with always lots going on"
Made by a staff member in 2017

"The friendly atmosphere between tenants and staff"
Made by a staff member in 2017

"No more worrying about heating bills, guttering and likes - feel safe & secure. Your own flat with the option to join other residents at social events..." Show more
"No more worrying about heating bills, guttering and likes - feel safe & secure. Your own flat with the option to join other residents at social events. Beautiful grounds, library, hair salon, site manager. Why didn't make the move sooner?" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"There is warmth, security and company here. Communal activities - meals, games, visiting entertainment, theme evenings. Recently there has been an exc..." Show more
"There is warmth, security and company here. Communal activities - meals, games, visiting entertainment, theme evenings. Recently there has been an excellent refurbishment of kitchens and bathrooms." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"There is always lots going on here - bingo, dominoes, scrabble, lunches, fish and chips suppers. There are lots of parties with buffets and guest ente..." Show more
"There is always lots going on here - bingo, dominoes, scrabble, lunches, fish and chips suppers. There are lots of parties with buffets and guest entertainters and lots more. If you live at St Christopher's you should never be lonely." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Safe, warm, friendly company. No worries."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It is a brilliant place to live because of all the lots of activities on offer. Not forgetting the delicious meal cooked by Andrea ....mm..."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like my freedom for my appointments at Wellway and to go shopping."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I can keep my independence whilst knowing that the friendly supportive management keep a watchful eye on my welfare, and contact my daughter is they h..." Show more
"I can keep my independence whilst knowing that the friendly supportive management keep a watchful eye on my welfare, and contact my daughter is they have concerns. I love joining in with all the many social events & weekly activities. I have lots of friends & never feel alone. The social committee is second to none & I always boast how happy I am living at St Christophers." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely location, seconds away shops & bus stop. Peaceful, warm, friendly flats, and grounds well maintained. Good social events. Good management team."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very welcoming and friendly Scheme Manager and lovely facilities including a great garden that the residents have created. The other communal areas ar..." Show more
"Very welcoming and friendly Scheme Manager and lovely facilities including a great garden that the residents have created. The other communal areas are really good spaces for people to get together in" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"The standard of care is unbeatable. There are always staff on hand to help with every day needs as well as always having activities and opportunities ..." Show more
"The standard of care is unbeatable. There are always staff on hand to help with every day needs as well as always having activities and opportunities to mix and socialise. I would highly recommend St Christopher to anyone." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Location is very good. Site and flats well maintained. Staff & management also very good. Good social events. Social committee works well."
Made by a resident in 2017
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
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing 53 units and over.
Sponsor: .
North East region gold award winner

Category: Retirement housing 53 units and over.
Sponsor: McCarthy & Stone Resales.
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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