Merlin Court

Retirement housing
Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XW
Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XW

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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 Merlin Court sheltered housing scheme in Penrith, 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 comfortabl..." Show more "At Merlin Court sheltered housing scheme in Penrith, 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
30 flats. Built in 1986. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff (part time) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 500 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 200 yards; town centre 500 yards; GP 0.5 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Monthly social activities include: coffee mornings, buffet suppers, knitting, cards, bingo, teas toast, organised by warden and residents. 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

Check with Anchor - 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

"BRILIANT PLACE TO WORK AS A MANAGER, GREAT ATMOSPHERE, GREAT TENANTS, BEAUTIFUL CLEAN PLACE (MORE LIKE A HOTEL), RECOMMEND TO ANYONE, SO PROUD"
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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