Gwendolen Court

Retirement housing
Gwendolen Close, Southolme Walk, Boroughbridge, York, North Yorkshire, YO51 9AP
Gwendolen Close, Southolme Walk, Boroughbridge, York, North Yorkshire, YO51 9AP

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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 Gwendolen Court sheltered housing scheme in York, 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 Gwendolen Court sheltered housing scheme in York, 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 1984. Sizes 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.
Regular social activities. 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

"Very welcoming - people are friendly and the manager make you feel right at home"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Gwendolene Court has an eclectic mix of ages, gender and interests. The scheme has an atmosphere of kindness and is very welcoming, this promotes a cu..." Show more
"Gwendolene Court has an eclectic mix of ages, gender and interests. The scheme has an atmosphere of kindness and is very welcoming, this promotes a culture of residents being willing help one another when needed. It offers activities to cater for everyones taste including, pool, darts, board games,scrabble and gardening.

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Made by a resident in 2019

"I HAVE WORKED HERE FOR 5 YEARS NOW. IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK. THE COLLEAGUES AND TENANTS ARE FRIENDLY. THERE ARE PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES ON OFFER - ALL..." Show more
"I HAVE WORKED HERE FOR 5 YEARS NOW. IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK. THE COLLEAGUES AND TENANTS ARE FRIENDLY. THERE ARE PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES ON OFFER - ALL ORGANISED BY THE TENANTS AND WELL ATTENDED. I ENJOY BEING HERE." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I LIKE GWENDOLEN COURT AS IT IS IN BOROUGHBRIDGE. IT IS VERY QUIET AND WELCOMING. THE DECOR IS GREAT AND IS WELL KEPT. THE FACILITIES ON OFFER ARE GOO..." Show more
"I LIKE GWENDOLEN COURT AS IT IS IN BOROUGHBRIDGE. IT IS VERY QUIET AND WELCOMING. THE DECOR IS GREAT AND IS WELL KEPT. THE FACILITIES ON OFFER ARE GOOD - INCLUDING THE LAUNDRY ROOM. THE STAFF ON SITE IS A GOOD IDEA. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I visited here too look around. It is a nice place and is quiet. The flats are nice and are a good size. The sounds are big and back onto a wildlife a..." Show more
"I visited here too look around. It is a nice place and is quiet. The flats are nice and are a good size. The sounds are big and back onto a wildlife area in the school grounds. Helen and Shelly are helpful and friendly" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The manager is very helpful and has advised as on many items we needed help with. gwendolen is very tidy and everyone we met was very friendly. we fel..." Show more
"The manager is very helpful and has advised as on many items we needed help with. gwendolen is very tidy and everyone we met was very friendly. we felt at home straight away and will be back!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"When I come to here I am welcomed by all around. The will chat to me as if I already live here. The staff are kind and will help with anything they ca..." Show more
"When I come to here I am welcomed by all around. The will chat to me as if I already live here. The staff are kind and will help with anything they can do. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The building is a very good size - car park small but ok. everything seems to be in place and in order and organised. people are kind and organise lot..." Show more
"The building is a very good size - car park small but ok. everything seems to be in place and in order and organised. people are kind and organise lots of various activities for them and guests. the dominoes is particularly popular. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"ON ENTERING GWENDOLEN COURT YOU ARE GREETED BY A BRIGHT ENTRANCE AND HELPFUL MANAGER.EVERYWHERE SEEMS NICE AND CLEAN AND TIDY. THE CLEANER DOES A GOOD..." Show more
"ON ENTERING GWENDOLEN COURT YOU ARE GREETED BY A BRIGHT ENTRANCE AND HELPFUL MANAGER.EVERYWHERE SEEMS NICE AND CLEAN AND TIDY. THE CLEANER DOES A GOOD JOB. THE KITCHEN IS MASSIVE TOO! I ENJOY COMING HERE." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I enjoy visiting gwendolyn court the manager is helpful and knowledgeable. The flats are big and the place is nice. the gardens are nice too."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Gwendolen Court is a lovely sheltered housing unit tucked away in Boroughbridge. Ideally situated to get into town and use other local facilities. Wee..." Show more
"Gwendolen Court is a lovely sheltered housing unit tucked away in Boroughbridge. Ideally situated to get into town and use other local facilities. Weekly luncheon club held by local organisation. many activities held on site too. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"THE FACILITIES ARE EXCELLENT. THE COMMUNAL AREAS ARE CLEAN AND TIDY. I ENJOY USING THE COMMUNAL WIFI WHEN I AM THERE."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"THE STAFF ARE HELPFUL AND KIND. SHELLY THE CLEANER KEEPS THE PLACE NICE AND TIDY. THE LOUNGE IS BRIGHT AND TIDY. THE GUEST ROOM IS NICE TOO."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"I LIKE THE FACILITIES ON OFFER - MAINLY THE FREE COMMUNAL WIFI. THE PLACE IS LOVELY AND CLEAN.
THE STAFF ARE VERY HELPFUL. THE GARDENS ARE ALSO KEPT ..." Show more
"I LIKE THE FACILITIES ON OFFER - MAINLY THE FREE COMMUNAL WIFI. THE PLACE IS LOVELY AND CLEAN.
THE STAFF ARE VERY HELPFUL. THE GARDENS ARE ALSO KEPT WELL AND ARE BEAUTIFUL. TENANTS HELP GARDENING TOO." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"IT IS A VERY WELCOMING PLACE. MANAGER IS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THE FLATS ARE A GOOD SIZE AND THE SCHEME IS DECORATED, FURNISHED AND CARPETED TO A VERY..." Show more
"IT IS A VERY WELCOMING PLACE. MANAGER IS FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THE FLATS ARE A GOOD SIZE AND THE SCHEME IS DECORATED, FURNISHED AND CARPETED TO A VERY GOOD STANDARD. LOVE THE GUEST ROOM TOO" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The atmosphere at the scheme has improved over the 5 years I have been working here. Tenants are more involved and enjoy spending time together. We h..." Show more
"The atmosphere at the scheme has improved over the 5 years I have been working here. Tenants are more involved and enjoy spending time together. We have some that enjoy organising events and others who are happy enough to attend and maybe even help with the washing up! " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"You are left to live as you wish, but help is on hand if needed."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We like living here because you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you want, but with the security to know if you need help you are just a..." Show more
"We like living here because you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you want, but with the security to know if you need help you are just a pull-cord away." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I like being independent. I fee very safe. I enjoy the manager service and the scheme cleaner."
Made by a resident in 2017

"GWENDOLEN COURT HAS A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE WHERE TENANTS CAN TREAT THIS AS THEIR OWN HOME WITH ADDED REASSURANCE THAT THERE IS A MANAGER OR ON CALL SYST..." Show more
"GWENDOLEN COURT HAS A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE WHERE TENANTS CAN TREAT THIS AS THEIR OWN HOME WITH ADDED REASSURANCE THAT THERE IS A MANAGER OR ON CALL SYSTEM IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. DECORATION IS FIRST CLASS THROUGHOUT BUILDING. FLATS ARE SPACIOUS WITH PLENTY STORAGE. RENTS ARE RELATIVELY LOW." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"FANTASTIC PLACE TO WORK WITH AMAZING TENANTS. SCHEME WAS DECORATED AND CARPETED LAST YEAR AND LOOKS BRIGHT AND FABULOUS. ESPECIALLY THE PURPLE. ACTIVI..." Show more
"FANTASTIC PLACE TO WORK WITH AMAZING TENANTS. SCHEME WAS DECORATED AND CARPETED LAST YEAR AND LOOKS BRIGHT AND FABULOUS. ESPECIALLY THE PURPLE. ACTIVITIES ON SCHEME ORGANISED BY TENANTS. I FEEL VERY PROUD TO WORK HERE. I EVEN SHOWED THE LOCAL MP AROUND. " Show less

Made by a staff member 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
Yorkshire & The Humber region gold award winner

Category: Retirement housing 25-30 units.
Sponsor: ARHM.
National silver award winner

Category: Retirement housing 25-30 units.
Sponsor: ARHM.
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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