Myles Court (Edwards House)

Retirement housing
John Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1RJ
John Street, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 1RJ

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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

"Myles Court, situated within walking distance to Brierley Hill High Street in Dudley, is unique as it is divided into two sides; Edward House and Kinnear Wing. Edward House contains 40 studio apartmen..." Show more "Myles Court, situated within walking distance to Brierley Hill High Street in Dudley, is unique as it is divided into two sides; Edward House and Kinnear Wing. Edward House contains 40 studio apartments, 19 one bedroom two person flats, and 2 three bedroom flats. On-site facilities include a communal lounge, laundry room, guest room, chiropody room and a hairdressing salon. The Court is within easy access of local amenities including a GP surgery, Post Office, supermarket, library and a bingo hall. Public transport is excellent, with the Court being situated on the main bus route to Dudley, Stourbridge and Birmingham via the well-known Merry Hill Shopping Complex.

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
61 flats. Built in 1985 and renovated in 2016. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 3 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
Resident management staff, Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 200 yards; shop 0.25 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.25 mile(s); GP 0.25 mile(s); social centre 0.25 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: coffee mornings, lunch club/meals, exercise/fitness class, bingo, social events, hairdresser, outings or trips, holidays, organised by residents' social club. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (subject to Housing & Care 21's pets policy).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 02/04/2009   Update info

Availability

Check with Housing 21 - 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

"Lovely facilities, well maintained; staff excellent"
Made by a resident in 2019

"Nice place to live"
Made by a resident in 2019

"Friendly "neighbourhood" atmosphere. Support when you need it, but privacy is respected, too. Staff at all levels are helpful and approachable, and ..." Show more
"Friendly "neighbourhood" atmosphere. Support when you need it, but privacy is respected, too. Staff at all levels are helpful and approachable, and facilities are regularly checked and maintained. Common access areas are kept immaculately clean." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Because office staff and nice people living here. Age UK do dinner. It's very good for us old folks. Kitchens / bathrooms are very modern. Have some n..." Show more
"Because office staff and nice people living here. Age UK do dinner. It's very good for us old folks. Kitchens / bathrooms are very modern. Have some nice entertainment for us and bingo. It's good to be able to sit and have a talk. Merry Christmas and new year." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"All apartments are now outstanding. All the manager & staff are all outstanding, most helpful and caring. I would recommend any elderly person to live..." Show more
"All apartments are now outstanding. All the manager & staff are all outstanding, most helpful and caring. I would recommend any elderly person to live here. I visit 3 loving people who are all happy." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"All the people are happy. Lovely staff and very helpful. I visit 3 people every day to have a chat; they are all happy."
Made by a resident in 2017

"We are 90 & 95 years old and lived here for 10 years. We couldn't wish for a better home. The management and cleaning staff are so helpful. Safety: th..." Show more
"We are 90 & 95 years old and lived here for 10 years. We couldn't wish for a better home. The management and cleaning staff are so helpful. Safety: they are pull cords in every room. Bus service within 50 yards." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Well managed; sense of security; well maintained; everything under cover."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have been at Myles Court for 2 and half years. During that time I have been welcomed by residents, helpers and above all Helen and Wendy who are car..." Show more
"I have been at Myles Court for 2 and half years. During that time I have been welcomed by residents, helpers and above all Helen and Wendy who are caring, understanding and they listen and try to help. They always have time for us." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly people so there is always someone to talk to. Our two managers are well liked, super friendly to everyone and extremely efficient. They love ..." Show more
"Friendly people so there is always someone to talk to. Our two managers are well liked, super friendly to everyone and extremely efficient. They love their jobs and it shows. I am glad that I came to live here." Show less

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.

National Housing for Older People Awards
West Midlands region bronze award winner

Category: Retirement housing 53 units and over.
Sponsor: McCarthy & Stone Resales.
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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