William Griffiths Court

Retirement housing
Bridge Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2QY
Bridge Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2QY

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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

"William Griffiths Court, located in the Mill Hill area of Blackburn, consists of 16 spacious studios and 12 one bedroom flats. All the kitchens have recently been refurbished to a quality standard. On..." Show more "William Griffiths Court, located in the Mill Hill area of Blackburn, consists of 16 spacious studios and 12 one bedroom flats. All the kitchens have recently been refurbished to a quality standard. On-site facilities include a spacious communal lounge, communal laundry room, a twin bed guest room and the court has its own private gardens. The Court has now got double glazed windows.

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. Built in 1980 and renovated in 2016. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 100 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 500 yards; social centre 1.5 mile(s).
Weekly Social Activities include: Mill Hill, dominoes, sales, outings, information talks, bingo, computer courses, organised by residents' social club. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 17/10/2012   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:
Activities and outings
Community spirit
Consultation
Convenience of the location
Lifestyle
Link with community at large
Maintenance
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Privacy
Quality of design
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the facilities
Quality of the garden
Quality of the individual apartments
Staff role and interaction

Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People Awards

"Everyone is friendly, brilliant atmosphere, an all round good team that work together to make it a good place to live. A good manager and we all help ..." Show more
"Everyone is friendly, brilliant atmosphere, an all round good team that work together to make it a good place to live. A good manager and we all help each other, safe from the bad world today." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"There is a good friendly atmosphere with plenty of social nights, trips etc. Feel very safe and we have a fantastic manager."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I feel safe know
Ing there is help available if needed. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Superb manager who goes the extra mile. We all look out for one ..." Show more
"I feel safe know
Ing there is help available if needed. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Superb manager who goes the extra mile. We all look out for one another. The other residents are a great bunch and we get on and we have a good laugh together." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Nice environment friendly people, activities and trips to go on and a manager that is very helpful with any of your needs."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Peace,quiet and security but within the local vicinity shops, buses, doctors etc on the doorstep. Even though living within a unit of other people whe..." Show more
"Peace,quiet and security but within the local vicinity shops, buses, doctors etc on the doorstep. Even though living within a unit of other people when your front door is closed privacy is there but someone to talk to if needed." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is modern, has a friendly atmosphere, the people are all very kind & caring like one big family."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"The manager, Dawn, is very helpful and is always available when we need her."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Feel safe. The manager is great; you know that if you have a problem she will sort it. Help is always there when you need it. Nice friendly atmosphere..." Show more
"Feel safe. The manager is great; you know that if you have a problem she will sort it. Help is always there when you need it. Nice friendly atmosphere, company, activities (luncheon club), dominoes, coffee mornings, outings. Everyone helps one another." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Good social atmosphere. Everyone very friendly. Manager keeps the place running smoothly and is very helpful. Spacious flats, good social club and act..." Show more
"Good social atmosphere. Everyone very friendly. Manager keeps the place running smoothly and is very helpful. Spacious flats, good social club and activities." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"A brilliant place to live, a very friendly place. We all look out for each other. A lovely manager who works hard for all of us. Very safe and secure,..." Show more
"A brilliant place to live, a very friendly place. We all look out for each other. A lovely manager who works hard for all of us. Very safe and secure, nice flats with recent new bathrooms; fantastic." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I don't live here but I have and had family live here. It is a brilliant place to live. Friendly and brilliant staff and residents make you feel welco..." Show more
"I don't live here but I have and had family live here. It is a brilliant place to live. Friendly and brilliant staff and residents make you feel welcome and part of the family." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Best manager, home from home, nothing too much trouble from staff."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Best manager there is; good company and comfortable flats."
Made by a resident in 2017

"For safety reasons, handy bus service to town, good manager always there when needed. The people are very friendly."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here because you feel very safe and the residents are very friendly. The court manager, Dawn, is smashing and always there when you need..." Show more
"I like living here because you feel very safe and the residents are very friendly. The court manager, Dawn, is smashing and always there when you need her." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Residents still have the choice of what they do, eg. join in or stay in their flat. We have a manager who is very caring; looks after people and helps..." Show more
"Residents still have the choice of what they do, eg. join in or stay in their flat. We have a manager who is very caring; looks after people and helps us. I never want her to leave." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Feel safe; good company; local shops; manager who works hard for us all. Just had new bathrooms. Trips out; good bus service to town."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very good social events. Really good court manager (a star). Pleasant atmosphere."
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
North West region gold award winner

Category: Retirement housing 25-30 units.
Sponsor: ARHM.
National gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Retirement housing 24-29 units.
Sponsor: FirstPort.
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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