Vicarage Court

Retirement housing
Vicarage Road, Oxford, Oxon, OX1 4RZ
Vicarage Road, Oxford, Oxon, OX1 4RZ

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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 Vicarage Court sheltered housing scheme in Oxford, 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 comfortab..." Show more "At Vicarage Court sheltered housing scheme in Oxford, 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
20 flats. Built in 1978. Sizes studio, 1 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 500 yards; shop 400 yards; post office 800 yards; town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 500 yards; social centre 100 yards.
Weekly social activities include: coffee mornings, organised by 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 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

"It is quiet, clean, the residents are friendly, and the Scheme Manager, Mrs Julia Eckton, is very helpful and conscientious. Also, it is sufficiently ..." Show more
"It is quiet, clean, the residents are friendly, and the Scheme Manager, Mrs Julia Eckton, is very helpful and conscientious. Also, it is sufficiently removed from the Abingdon Road to be protected from the noise there, and, at the same time, conveniently near to the town centre." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely friendly people and the staff are very helpful. You are made to feel very welcome the minute you come in the building. Nothing is too much trou..." Show more
"Lovely friendly people and the staff are very helpful. You are made to feel very welcome the minute you come in the building. Nothing is too much trouble. It makes you feel very safe and secure." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"We enjoy knowing that we are in a safe environment and everyone is so friendly. Our manager, Julie, takes time to make sure everything is to our comfo..." Show more
"We enjoy knowing that we are in a safe environment and everyone is so friendly. Our manager, Julie, takes time to make sure everything is to our comfort. She is one in a million." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I have been here for more than 20 years. The scheme is homely, warm and friendly. It is very popular. I love working here."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Everyone is a great help. It is enjoyable to live here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Everybody is friendly and Julia, the manager, is caring and makes sure we are all looked after. Any problems and we can go to her."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Smaller development, we all know each other. It has a good feeling living here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It is very safe and friendly. Good standard of repairs and efficient and friendly. All staff go the extra mile to help us all. Very clean buildings. A..." Show more
"It is very safe and friendly. Good standard of repairs and efficient and friendly. All staff go the extra mile to help us all. Very clean buildings. Always willing to help. Lovely gardens. Nothing is too much trouble to make our lives better." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here because it's quiet, warm, clean and safe. There is a nice garden. There is a corner shop, chemist, coffee shop and chip shop nearby..." Show more
"I like living here because it's quiet, warm, clean and safe. There is a nice garden. There is a corner shop, chemist, coffee shop and chip shop nearby. It is not far for a walk along the river and local park." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel very safe. It's warm and beautifully kept. The decor and the gardens are great. The manager is really helpful, funny and efficient."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The scheme is very efficiently run. It is warm, very quiet, well-organised, extremely clean and the maintenance service is excellent."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Independence and feeling of security. Always someone to call on. People are friendly."
Made by a resident in 2017

"This is a very nice block of flats and most of the residents are warm and friendly. It is convenient for local shopping and not too far from the city ..." Show more
"This is a very nice block of flats and most of the residents are warm and friendly. It is convenient for local shopping and not too far from the city centre." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"It's modern, immaculate, has the best Manager and cleaner who go beyond the norm to make sure all is well. Best thing I ever did 10 years ago, nice fl..." Show more
"It's modern, immaculate, has the best Manager and cleaner who go beyond the norm to make sure all is well. Best thing I ever did 10 years ago, nice flat, all facilties great and excellent value for money. Gardens are award winners too so it's just perfect" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I am South African who has visited my Sister (with my late husband) frequently for the past 16 years. What a lovely safe Scheme it is. The Staff here..." Show more
"I am South African who has visited my Sister (with my late husband) frequently for the past 16 years. What a lovely safe Scheme it is. The Staff here are wonderful and run the scheme very well." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Convenient to tranport and many other amenities. Above all I feel safe and secure living here and it is a well run scheme"
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 under 25 units.
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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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