John Kay Court

Retirement housing
St Chad's Drive, Torrisholme, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2SN
St Chad's Drive, Torrisholme, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 2SN

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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

"Situated at the end of a private road to the north of the historic city of Lancaster, John Kay Court consists of 34 self contained, one bedroom flats. Each flat is fitted with a bathroom, lounge and k..." Show more "Situated at the end of a private road to the north of the historic city of Lancaster, John Kay Court consists of 34 self contained, one bedroom flats. Each flat is fitted with a bathroom, lounge and kitchen and flats on the bottom floor have patio access to the gardens. On-site facilities at the court include a communal lounge, laundry facilities, guest room and a full-size snooker table. Local transport operates from just outside the court to Lancaster. Within a short walk there are buses to Morecambe where all necessary local amenities can be reached as well as beautiful views across the bay to the Lake District hills.

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
35 flats. Built in 1973. Sizes 1 bedroom, 3 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 200 yards; shop 440 yards; post office 60 yards; town centre 1 mile(s); GP 440 yards; GP 0.5 mile(s); social centre 100 yards.
Frequent Social Activities include: coffee mornings, lunch club/meals, bingo, social events, outings or trips, 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: 14/03/2018   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:
Safety and security

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

"The security and services are second to none. The building is well looked after like your own home. People are accepted into the fold really quickly ..." Show more
"The security and services are second to none. The building is well looked after like your own home. People are accepted into the fold really quickly and adjust to the routine. Lots of positive social activities taking into account everyone's needs. New friendships are easy to make. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I like the companionship, no worries about security, any problems with the flat they are dealt with. Socially the place is a happy place. Lovely gro..." Show more
"I like the companionship, no worries about security, any problems with the flat they are dealt with. Socially the place is a happy place. Lovely grounds " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Wonderful manager and neighbours always lots to do on the scheme if you want. No pressure if you don't want to do any of the things arranged."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I started working here 4 years ago. I enjoy working with the residents and staff. Everyone is mad, just plain crackers. Full of so much fun and laug..." Show more
"I started working here 4 years ago. I enjoy working with the residents and staff. Everyone is mad, just plain crackers. Full of so much fun and laughter. We have a great social life and day to day life is full of smiles. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"John Kay Court has a fantastic community spirit. The place is modern and welcoming. We live close to Lancaster City centre and the seaside town of Mor..." Show more
"John Kay Court has a fantastic community spirit. The place is modern and welcoming. We live close to Lancaster City centre and the seaside town of Morecambe, overlooking the beautiful lakes. Always something going on and it is appreciated by all. " Show less

Made by a staff member 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.

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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