Guy Thornycroft Court

Retirement housing
Tollgate Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1TL
Tollgate Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1TL

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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

"Guy Thornycroft Court is located in the market town of Ludlow in Shropshire and consists of a combination of 24 flats and bungalows. The court is surrounded by pleasant landscaped gardens and is conve..." Show more "Guy Thornycroft Court is located in the market town of Ludlow in Shropshire and consists of a combination of 24 flats and bungalows. The court is surrounded by pleasant landscaped gardens and is conveniently located in a quiet residential area. The court has a pleasant communal lounge, laundry room and twin bedded guest room with a shower facility. There are good local amenities including newsagents, mini market and a Public House. The local bus runs into Ludlow town centre every 30 minutes and can be accessed from outside the court.

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
28 flats, bungalows. Built in 1987 and renovated in 2018. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 30 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 2 mile(s); town centre 2 mile(s); GP 2 mile(s); social centre 2 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: Exercise, education, craft, lunch club, bingo, scrabble, and whist, organised by local community groups. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to Housing & Care 21's pets policy).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 14/08/2013   Update info

Availability

Check with Housing 21 - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

Residents' views

A number of residents have taken part in the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards, or used the EAC Residents Consultation Service (RCS); they have given top marks to this scheme for:
Consultation
Convenience of the location
Maintenance
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Practicality of the individual apartments
Quality of the building and facilities
Space standards of individual apartments
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.

National Housing for Older People Awards
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014.
Category: Retirement housing 24-29 units.
Sponsor: FirstPort.
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Under 30 units.
Sponsor: EAC.
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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