Devonshire Court

Retirement housing
Wheeldon Crescent, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 1AR
Wheeldon Crescent, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 1AR

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Managed by
Housing 21
Supporting independence and choice for older people through affordable housing and care.

Housing 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for people aged 55 and above.

Manager's Description

"This attractive court comprises 30 one bedroom and studio flats and includes some of mobility standard along with some wheelchair properties. There are resident management staff and community alarm se..." Show more "This attractive court comprises 30 one bedroom and studio flats and includes some of mobility standard along with some wheelchair properties. There are resident management staff and community alarm service. Facilities include lift, lounge, laundry, guest facilities and well maintained garden and grounds. The local shop is close by and there is a near bus stop for travel into the town centre or the historic town of Chesterfield just three miles away. Residents enjoy regular social activities.

Our Court Manager Service is an important and integral part of Housing & Care 21’s approach to supporting our residents. It is designed to offer support and security to the court and those residents on court who need it. The service is about promoting and encouraging individuals to maintain their independence in their own home.

Our Managers are also responsible for the day to day running of the court including looking after the Health & Safety, property management and resident engagement." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
30 flats. Built in 1972 and renovated in 2001. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 2 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: coffee mornings, lunch club/meals, bingo, social events, arts and crafts, outings or trips. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to Housing & Care 21's pets policy).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 02/04/2009   Update info

Availability

Housing 21 welcomes enquiries for future vacancies in this Court.

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

"Great community spirit + accomodation makes it a wonderful place to be "
Made by a visitor in 2017

"The general feel, well kept community room and nicely decorated. Lots of activities for all . Happy and friendly - inclusive without being intrusive ."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"There are lots of activities for the residents to do, there is a friendly atmosphere and the court is always clean and tidy and well maintained."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Well run and managed. Good communial activites and trips out.Clean and well decorated. Very friendly"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"My friend lives on this court and she is always socialising, games, days out, coffee mornings, bingo, etc. Lovely flat. Good manager."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I have a close friend who has lived there for many years. I think it is very well ren and appointed. It has a great sense of community with many event..." Show more
"I have a close friend who has lived there for many years. I think it is very well ren and appointed. It has a great sense of community with many events bringing the residents together.The accomodation is very homely and comfortable with good standards of decor.Well managed. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"My grandma is on this court and loves it - beautiful surroundings and always something to do."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My Nanna lives on this court ans she has never been so happy or had such a great social life."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Wonderful manager, good social live, lovely flats, beautiful gardens surround."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My mother lives in the court and i know if she is not well there's always someone to help her. Since sh's been here on here own, she's met some nice f..." Show more
"My mother lives in the court and i know if she is not well there's always someone to help her. Since sh's been here on here own, she's met some nice friends." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"My father lives at this court and is well looked after. The residents are lovely and there's always something going on. The gardens are always kept ni..." Show more
"My father lives at this court and is well looked after. The residents are lovely and there's always something going on. The gardens are always kept nice." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"My best friend lives here and I always get invited to their various functions. Lovely place to live. She is very happy here."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Wonderful Court. Good manager. Lots of social occasions, days out etc. Happy atmosphere."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Beautiful court; well managed. Good social events taking place weekly. Pleasure to live here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My mother lives on this court and she is very well looked after. Lots of functions taking place and a brilliant manager."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Mrs B Fox is a very good & helpful manager. It is a very safe place to live."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have relations here and attend all the social events which are brilliant; so is the resident manager."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Security - Brilliant manager - Good social life."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My friend lives here and attend the social events. Very good friendly atmosphere."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Well maintained building -pleasant atmosphere good decoration. Regularly raise money for charities: MacMillan days and spring/summer fairs. Residents ..." Show more
"Well maintained building -pleasant atmosphere good decoration. Regularly raise money for charities: MacMillan days and spring/summer fairs. Residents enjoy good companionship. Very safe and secure." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Secure and safe. Well maintained. Best friend lives there and has very good social life."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"There are regular activities in the court, like coffee mornings and bingo. Our court manager, Beverley, is warm and kind."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am near to my husband, who is in a care home in the same area."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very nice court and friendly."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am a visitor to the community room to enjoy activity sessions i.e. bingo, raffles etc."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"It's cosy, comfy & friendly, with lots of amenities and outings. Bev, the scheme manager, is caring and helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017
Managed by
Housing 21
Supporting independence and choice for older people through affordable housing and care.

Housing 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for people aged 55 and above.

Memberships
ERoSH: The organisation that manages this scheme is a member of ERoSH, the national consortium for sheltered and retirement housing.
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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