Guardian Court

Retirement housing
Water Lane, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6PR
Water Lane, Clifton, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 6PR

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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 Guardian 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..." Show more "At Guardian 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
45 flats. Built in 1975. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Hobby room, Activities room
Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 100 yards; town centre 1 mile(s); GP 100 yards; social centre 1 mile(s).
Weekly social activities include: bingo, art classes, coffee morning, current affairs meetings, organised by warden. 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

"It is a happy place to visit, with everyone helping each other and the manager looking after everybody."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"My grandparents love it, they have made many new friends and the manager is efficient and caring. It's not an old peoples place to visit but a communi..." Show more
"My grandparents love it, they have made many new friends and the manager is efficient and caring. It's not an old peoples place to visit but a community." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is not a block of flats for the elderly, it is a community run by a caring manager, with awareness of the varying needs of the age range of residen..." Show more
"It is not a block of flats for the elderly, it is a community run by a caring manager, with awareness of the varying needs of the age range of residents. It is like a supporting sibling to help the load." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Jamar the manager is such a lovely person. She really cares for the older people living with her and she supports activities at Guardian Court so ther..." Show more
"Jamar the manager is such a lovely person. She really cares for the older people living with her and she supports activities at Guardian Court so there's a great atmosphere there." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Its a really safe and welcoming environment with a wonderful centre manager"
Made by a resident in 2019

"good position,close to local ameneties,,friendly approachable manager.various activities going on during the week & nice neighbours."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Guardian Court is a location where lasting friendships are built and your neighbours become your family. A happy warm friendly location full of laug..." Show more
"Guardian Court is a location where lasting friendships are built and your neighbours become your family. A happy warm friendly location full of laughs and happiness." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Well managed, secure and safe. Excellent neighbours very good ma aged who ensures the place runs efficiently."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It's a great place with an absolutely wonderful manager. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Also lots of lovely people. I love it. Thank you."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The apartments are a good size and the scheme is well maintained. The management is excellent and security is good."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Firstly, a warden who manages people well and understands if there is a problem. It is warm, clean and friendly and in good area for town and bus. Wha..." Show more
"Firstly, a warden who manages people well and understands if there is a problem. It is warm, clean and friendly and in good area for town and bus. What more could one ask?" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"It's comfortable and warm and you do not get lonely. Lots of friends and a good social life if you want it. Nice people and stuff."
Made by a resident in 2017

"A nice pleasant place to live."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel safe and secure. I am always well informed."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I love living here. We are nice and warm and safe. We have a good social life. Always someone at hand to help with any problems."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Peace of mind should accident or ill-health occur in old age. Being able to contact someone, while being alone. Biggest advantage is still keeping ind..." Show more
"Peace of mind should accident or ill-health occur in old age. Being able to contact someone, while being alone. Biggest advantage is still keeping independence." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"We like living here. It is very good and has everything we need. All staff are good for us."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Our home is warm, comfortable and clean. We like living here because we have numerous activities throughout the year and everyone is friendly so no on..." Show more
"Our home is warm, comfortable and clean. We like living here because we have numerous activities throughout the year and everyone is friendly so no one should feel lonely." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"It meets all my needs in retirement. The scheme manager makes life here a pleasure for all."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Fantastic manager and scheme. Close to amenities. Kind, helpful and friendly neighbours."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here as it is a good scheme and easy to get to town. Also it is a first class service from our scheme manager and relief staff. The best..." Show more
"I like living here as it is a good scheme and easy to get to town. Also it is a first class service from our scheme manager and relief staff. The best movie ever made." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Excellent helpful manager, friendly residents, active social life, lovely roomy flat, proximity to City of York Centre and local shopping areas."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Ideally situated with the city centre approximately 20 minutes walk. Local amenities, iincluding doctors, chemist, dentist, shops, cafes, and bus stop..." Show more
"Ideally situated with the city centre approximately 20 minutes walk. Local amenities, iincluding doctors, chemist, dentist, shops, cafes, and bus stops are only a short walk away. A very friendly and secure place with someone on hand if any problems arise." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"We have security with independence. Social activities, good locality, and happy community."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Keeping our independence is important. We have assistance if needed. The feeling of security is good and the residence is mainly friendly. Activities ..." Show more
"Keeping our independence is important. We have assistance if needed. The feeling of security is good and the residence is mainly friendly. Activities are arranged but there is no pressure to join. Social evenings, hairdresser and chiropodist. What more could you ask for? Also a very pleasant and happy, helpful manager." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Secure, friendly environment. Everyone looks out for each other. Plenty of social activities."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have been here for 10 years and I am very happy. I feel secure, comfortable and it is a friendly environment."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Excellent manager - very helpful and understanding. Good location for all amenities. Very friendly neighbours. Home from home."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel very safe, comfortable and warm. I like the company of other residents. There is always someone to chat to and help. Very good scheme manager."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Quiet inconspicuous living with good company of people of same age groups and life experience."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I was widowed two years ago and there are lots of friends here. That helped me through it. Lots of company."
Made by a resident in 2017

"This is a secure environment. Good company. Well looked after."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am a staff member. I like working here because people are friendly, and I have been working here for 18 years."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"We have everything we need here; our own front door, plenty of activities to do and a lovely manager if we need anything. Perfection."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We like living here because of the managers are nice and the people are lovely to be with and this is a very friendly place."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Living here I am in a cosy warm flat surrounded by friendly and helpful people. We have varied arranged activities and meals. With a supporting and ca..." Show more
"Living here I am in a cosy warm flat surrounded by friendly and helpful people. We have varied arranged activities and meals. With a supporting and caring warden I am happy and lucky to live here." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"There are plenty of activities to do if you wish, a supportive manager on hand and your own front door, it's absolutely lovely."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Anchor doesn't impose on my privacy but there is always help should I need it. I don't have to worry about maintenance, it is all well taken care of...." Show more
"Anchor doesn't impose on my privacy but there is always help should I need it. I don't have to worry about maintenance, it is all well taken care of. The manager, Jamar, creates a relaxed, informal, but efficient atmosphere, which adds to my feeling of security. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Its a great community, some many different personalities that work great together and support one another"
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
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing 44-52 units.
Sponsor: .
Yorkshire & The Humber region gold 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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