Willow Court

Retirement housing
The Osiers, Braunstone, Leicester, Leics, LE3 2XR
The Osiers, Braunstone, Leicester, Leics, LE3 2XR

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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 Willow Court sheltered housing scheme in Leicester, 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 comforta..." Show more "At Willow Court sheltered housing scheme in Leicester, 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
48 flats. Built in 1980. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 20 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 100 yards; town centre 1 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s).
Frequent social activities include: coffee mornings, bingo, lunch club, keep fit, afternoon teas, organised by warden and residents. Meal(s) available (lunch each Thursday). 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

"The accommodation is ideally situated for bus routes to Leicester and local shopping Centre. My flat is ideal in size and located on the ground floor..." Show more
"The accommodation is ideally situated for bus routes to Leicester and local shopping Centre. My flat is ideal in size and located on the ground floor. It is quiet, peaceful, and offers communal facilities should one wish to get involved." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is a lovely quiet place, large ,clean and bright with lovely accommodating staff and other lovely residents.

The manager is really lovely and able..." Show more
"It is a lovely quiet place, large ,clean and bright with lovely accommodating staff and other lovely residents.

The manager is really lovely and able." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"We have a very good "hands on" scheme Manager in Claire Storer" who goes the "extra mile" for her residents.
The place is kept immaculately clean by h..." Show more
"We have a very good "hands on" scheme Manager in Claire Storer" who goes the "extra mile" for her residents.
The place is kept immaculately clean by her staff (Nicky and Mandy)
Between them there make the overall atmosphere a happy and welcoming one.
The grounds are kept very well by their contractgroundmen." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Everyone is friendly and cheery, staff and residents, my mother moved here a year ago, after struggling with stairs in her house, she feels moving he..." Show more
"Everyone is friendly and cheery, staff and residents, my mother moved here a year ago, after struggling with stairs in her house, she feels moving here was the best thing she'd done since the pasting of my father " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I am a visiting chiropodist here. I visit many establishments like this and this is by far the best. Staff and management are friendly and approachabl..." Show more
"I am a visiting chiropodist here. I visit many establishments like this and this is by far the best. Staff and management are friendly and approachable. All the residents are extremely happy here. The place is spotlessly clean. Love coming here" Show less

Made by a in 2019

"I am a visiting chiropodist here. I visit other establishments like this and this is by far the best there is. Staff are lovely and residents are happ..." Show more
"I am a visiting chiropodist here. I visit other establishments like this and this is by far the best there is. Staff are lovely and residents are happy. Spotlessly clean. " Show less

Made by a in 2019

"It's an excellently run scheme. The manager really cares for the residents, she organises theme evenings, fun days. Clean, friendly environment. Canno..." Show more
"It's an excellently run scheme. The manager really cares for the residents, she organises theme evenings, fun days. Clean, friendly environment. Cannot get better" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Great place, all facilities at hand. I wouldn't want to be here without Claire. Also the 2 cleaning ladies Nikki and Mandy. Long letter totally posit..." Show more
"Great place, all facilities at hand. I wouldn't want to be here without Claire. Also the 2 cleaning ladies Nikki and Mandy. Long letter totally positive about all aspects ot Willow Court" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Wonderful place to live. Clare is a great scheme manager, and so is the staff."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Lilian Watson - It is the best place to live. We have never been unhappy; everybody is so friendly. We have a lovely manager, & lovely staff"
Made by a resident in 2019

"So pleased my mum and dad have found such a great place to live great staff and so much going on for them "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Lovely friendly place. Staff lovely my parents love living here lots going on to keep them busy nice to know they are well looked after"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Everyone seems happy and safe, it's very welcoming and somewhere I would choose to live in the future"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"willow court has a very happy atmosphere and is very welcoming the scheme manager is very friendly and has created a lovely environment for residents ..." Show more
"willow court has a very happy atmosphere and is very welcoming the scheme manager is very friendly and has created a lovely environment for residents to live in" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Staff are passionate about the scheme and its a nice place to visit and all the residents are well cared for and happy. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"As soon as you walk in the door, you are always greeted with a warm welcome and a friendly smile. The staff are lovely to talk to and very helpful and..." Show more
"As soon as you walk in the door, you are always greeted with a warm welcome and a friendly smile. The staff are lovely to talk to and very helpful and considerate. The residents are clearly very happy in there environment." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Willow Court is the best place to work because there is always something different everyday and the customers are great. There is lots of laughter and..." Show more
"Willow Court is the best place to work because there is always something different everyday and the customers are great. There is lots of laughter and it's rewarding to think that you make a difference to peoples lives" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"11 years of working at Willow Court Leicester, and I still love every second of my job! The sound of laughter is the most common noise here and from c..." Show more
"11 years of working at Willow Court Leicester, and I still love every second of my job! The sound of laughter is the most common noise here and from coffee mornings, quizes and afternoon teas to Fish and Chip suppers and live entertainment, the scheme is always buzzing. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Willow Court is a very vibrant location with plenty of activities and events happening on a regular basis, tenants are very active and participate in ..." Show more
"Willow Court is a very vibrant location with plenty of activities and events happening on a regular basis, tenants are very active and participate in local and community events, staff are great and the atmosphere is brilliant. Willow Court is an amazing place to live and work!" Show less

Made by a staff member 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
East Midlands region bronze award winner

Category: Retirement housing 44-52 units.
Sponsor: Legal & General.
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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