John Gaskell Court

Retirement housing
Sneckyeat Road, Hensingham, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8PH
Sneckyeat Road, Hensingham, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8PH

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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

"This is an attractive court situated close to the Lake District National Park. It comprises 41 one bedroom and studio flats including some of mobility standard, all in well maintained gardens. There a..." Show more "This is an attractive court situated close to the Lake District National Park. It comprises 41 one bedroom and studio flats including some of mobility standard, all in well maintained gardens. There are resident management staff and a community alarm service. Facilities include lift, lounge, laundry, guest facilities and garden. Local shops and services are close by and there is a bus stop nearby for travel to the town centre, harbour and marina which are only about a mile away. There are frequent social activities for residents to enjoy.

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
41 flats. Built in 1977 and renovated in 2019. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties.
Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 1 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Frequent Social Activities include: coffee mornings, bingo evenings, card/domino evenings, film/slide shows evenings, entertainment evenings with semi-professional artistes., organised by tenants. 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: 29/05/2020   Update info

Availability

Housing 21 welcomes enquiries for future vacancies in this Court.

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:
Convenience of the location
Maintenance
Number / size of facilities
Privacy
Quality of the garden
Staff role and interaction
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.

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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