Lord Walsingham Court

Retirement housing
Glebe Close, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2LT
Glebe Close, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2LT

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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 in a peaceful location just on the outskirts of Thetford town centre in Norfolk, Lord Walsingham Court consists of 32 flats - 12 one bedroom and 20 studio flats. The court has a large communa..." Show more "Situated in a peaceful location just on the outskirts of Thetford town centre in Norfolk, Lord Walsingham Court consists of 32 flats - 12 one bedroom and 20 studio flats. The court has a large communal lounge, laundry room, communal shower room and a twin bedded guest room. The court is within walking distance of the town centre where you will find several amenities including a Post Office, newsagents and a number of high street supermarkets. The local train and bus station are also nearby, within 15 minutes walking distance. There is a mobile library that attends each month and a weekly bus for shopping at the two local supermarkets, every Thursday morning.

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
32 flats. Built in 1974. 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 30 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 100 yards; social centre 0.5 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: coffee mornings, bingo, social events, outings or trips, darts, blind club visit court monthly, activity afternoons each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. , organised by residents' social club. New residents accepted from 55 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 02/04/2009   Update info

Availability

Housing 21 welcomes enquiries for future vacancies in this Court.

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

"I will always recommend L W C. It is always clean and warm. For the elderly is is the best to live in Thetford"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I will always recommend L W C. It is always clean and warm. For the elderly is is the best to live in Thetford."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I have worked for Housing and care 21 for 17 years, I enjoy every aspect of my job and getting to know my new and old residents. My residents are fant..." Show more
"I have worked for Housing and care 21 for 17 years, I enjoy every aspect of my job and getting to know my new and old residents. My residents are fantastic they enjoy participating in all activities, open days, quiz nights, bingo, cooking and many social activities on court ." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"We live living here because the court is lovely. Our flat is very comfortable. Although we have only been here 5 months we feel very much at home."
Made by a resident in 2019

"The reasons I enjoy living here are numerous. The building always feels like home, clean and well organised. Fellow residents are more than neighbours..." Show more
"The reasons I enjoy living here are numerous. The building always feels like home, clean and well organised. Fellow residents are more than neighbours; we help each other in many ways to make a lovely environment to live in." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I am very pleased I came to live here. It is an ideal place, well maintained. There is always a friendly neighbour to chat to, just what the elderly n..." Show more
"I am very pleased I came to live here. It is an ideal place, well maintained. There is always a friendly neighbour to chat to, just what the elderly need." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"We came here last year after several recommendations.It is better than we expected. It is due to our Court Manager who has been very helpful to us and..." Show more
"We came here last year after several recommendations.It is better than we expected. It is due to our Court Manager who has been very helpful to us and everybody. We are very happy here. It is kept very clean by Lysa." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"We came here last year after several recommendations.It is better than we expected. It is due to our Court Manager who has been very helpful to us and..." Show more
"We came here last year after several recommendations.It is better than we expected. It is due to our Court Manager who has been very helpful to us and everybody. We are very happy here. It is kept very clean by Lysa." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Heather goes above & beyond her duties. Our court is well run, always clean & tidy. My input is to cook breakfast once a week; help to do the garden i..." Show more
"Heather goes above & beyond her duties. Our court is well run, always clean & tidy. My input is to cook breakfast once a week; help to do the garden in summer. All the residents are happy with the services we get." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I have been here 9 years; it's nice and clean. We have a lovely lounge and kitchen. I enjoy the company of other residents and also the activities. I ..." Show more
"I have been here 9 years; it's nice and clean. We have a lovely lounge and kitchen. I enjoy the company of other residents and also the activities. I feel safe." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I came to live here to be near my sister. The residents were so kind to me, helping me to live on my own for the 1st time in 20 years. The noblest art..." Show more
"I came to live here to be near my sister. The residents were so kind to me, helping me to live on my own for the 1st time in 20 years. The noblest art of all is that of making others happy. (much longer testimony)" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"This is the best place to live because I feel safe here. The people are very friendly and have all a great sense of humour."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I have been here about 2 months and I am very happy. Everyone is very nice and very kind. The court is very clean and the flat is very cozy. I have a ..." Show more
"I have been here about 2 months and I am very happy. Everyone is very nice and very kind. The court is very clean and the flat is very cozy. I have a window which looks out to a big busy round about which I like." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Very safe and secure and a friendly court happy to be living he. The manager makes us feel part of her family."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I have been living in Stalham, Swaffham - Housing 21 - and now here with my husband. Now he's gone I am on my own. Heather gives me peace of mind; she..." Show more
"I have been living in Stalham, Swaffham - Housing 21 - and now here with my husband. Now he's gone I am on my own. Heather gives me peace of mind; she is very good. I don't know what I would do without her." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Because the court manager and her husband are always happy to offer assistance even if it is out of hours. Heather is always cheerful and this makes a..." Show more
"Because the court manager and her husband are always happy to offer assistance even if it is out of hours. Heather is always cheerful and this makes a happy atmosphere. All my fellow residents are polite, happy and all take part in the activities put on by Heather and fellow residents." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Close to town, comfy, feel safe and quite happy."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Close to town, feel safe and quite happy."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Lived here 20 years. Feel very safe. Had makeover in flats. Enjoy other residents' company. Lovely court manager."
Made by a resident in 2017

"As a senior citizen (84) I believe sheltered accommodation is the way to go. I enjoy the company of fellow residents and in this environment you are n..." Show more
"As a senior citizen (84) I believe sheltered accommodation is the way to go. I enjoy the company of fellow residents and in this environment you are never lonely. We are very fortunate to have a very competent and caring manager in Mrs Heather Hart." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"A cheerful pleasant place to stay. No worry of maintenance bills to pay. We enjoy our Wednesday breakfast and Thursday tea. When funds allow, a trip t..." Show more
"A cheerful pleasant place to stay. No worry of maintenance bills to pay. We enjoy our Wednesday breakfast and Thursday tea. When funds allow, a trip to the sea. And who keeps us all together? Our bright star Manager - Heather." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Near to town, security and knowing you have someone near to assist you if there'e any problems."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Convenient for town and buses. Sociable friendly atmosphere. Warm & comfortable communal area. Always kept clean and tidy. Friendly and helpful court ..." Show more
"Convenient for town and buses. Sociable friendly atmosphere. Warm & comfortable communal area. Always kept clean and tidy. Friendly and helpful court manager. Smile." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Safety, friendliness, cleanliness and a feeling of security. Manageress always at hand to help any time of day. Always clean and comfortable."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The property is just on the outskirts of town. It's nicely decorated & clean with parking. I feel secure living here and happy to have my studio flat ..." Show more
"The property is just on the outskirts of town. It's nicely decorated & clean with parking. I feel secure living here and happy to have my studio flat as my home." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived in here for 21 years. I came here in my early 60s and can say I have been happy here. The court has changed a lot in my time but for the ..." Show more
"I have lived in here for 21 years. I came here in my early 60s and can say I have been happy here. The court has changed a lot in my time but for the better. The gardens are kept well too. Everything has been kept running very smoothly. We have a very good and kind manager too." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel safe living here. Court manager helps if she can."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Feel very safe here and Heather Hart, the court manager, always helps you as much as she can."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel safe and sound and I have no worries. Court manager lovely."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Love manager- so helpful and helped me settle in my flat which was a big change. Also residents & communal environment."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I enjoy living at the court due to the warm and friendly atmosphere of the other residents. Plus the hard work and compassion of Heather (Warden)."
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
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing 31-36 units.
Sponsor: .
East of England region silver award winner

Category: Retirement housing 31-36 units.
Sponsor: Retirement Homesearch.
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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