Denis Wilson Court

Retirement housing
Porson Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8ES
Porson Road, Trumpington, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 8ES

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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

"Located in the popular area of Trumpington this development of 52 flats is close to local amenities and open farmland. It has a mix of studio flats and one and two bedroom flats. The communal facilit..." Show more "Located in the popular area of Trumpington this development of 52 flats is close to local amenities and open farmland. It has a mix of studio flats and one and two bedroom flats. The communal facilities include lounge, laundry, guest facilities and garden. A local Park & Ride service runs every day at 10 minute intervals (15 minutes on Sundays) There are resident management staff and a community alarm service. Residents enjoy an active social life and have a successful social club.

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
52 flats. Built in 1980. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 3 bedroom.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden
Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 600 yards; shop 1.5 mile(s); post office 1 mile(s); town centre 2 mile(s); GP 800 yards; social centre 2 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: coffee mornings, lunch club/meals, bingo, social events, outings & trips and keep fit chair exercises weekly, organised by residents' social club. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to Housing & Care 21's pets policy).
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

"Fantastic sense of support and community; like a family here."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Sam Oliver is a great manager. She is super helpful. She assists us in the social club with raising money. She sets up projects for us. She is always ..." Show more
"Sam Oliver is a great manager. She is super helpful. She assists us in the social club with raising money. She sets up projects for us. She is always helping folk with their computers, TVs, lap-tops, mobiles and whatever....she is a wonderwoman! We find her always smiling, and cheerful..." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"A very well located and well run set up.
Buildings are attractive and well maintained the grounds too are attractive and kept to a good standard .
..." Show more
"A very well located and well run set up.
Buildings are attractive and well maintained the grounds too are attractive and kept to a good standard .
The residents are sociale but privacy is always respected.
The staff, run by Samantha Oliver are efficient, accommodating, friendly and discreet." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Denis Wilson has a lovely friendly atmosphere, and the Location Manager is very welcoming and professional.
They've undergone some recent improvements..." Show more
"Denis Wilson has a lovely friendly atmosphere, and the Location Manager is very welcoming and professional.
They've undergone some recent improvements, which are having a positive impact on the scheme." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It's a nice place to live in great surroundings. Perfectly located for Cambridge at an affordable cost in one of the most expensive locations. "
Made by a resident in 2019

"Its a lovely court with residents who really supprt look out for each other. We have an active social club who volunteer their time to arrange fantast..." Show more
"Its a lovely court with residents who really supprt look out for each other. We have an active social club who volunteer their time to arrange fantastic home cooked meals, trips out and other activities." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I have only lived here for a short amount of amount of time and everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. It is a beautiful Court and a great pla..." Show more
"I have only lived here for a short amount of amount of time and everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. It is a beautiful Court and a great place to live." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"The atmosphere around denis wilson court is happy and i love living here."
Made by a resident in 2019

"It's calm comfortable well maintained and brilliantly managed with the added bonus of being in a delightful location"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I am lucky to have a very nice flat here. There are many enjoyable activities and other residents are friendly and helpful."
Made by a resident in 2019

"We were lucky to take the flat which is overlooking the gardens. Our accommodation is excellent."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here since May 1980 and would not ever move away"
Made by a resident in 2017

"We have a lovely community where neighbours really look out for each other and an active social committee helps to reduce isolation and keep active. D..." Show more
"We have a lovely community where neighbours really look out for each other and an active social committee helps to reduce isolation and keep active. Denis Wilson Court is great place to live and work!" 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.

National Housing for Older People Awards
East of England region bronze award winner

Category: Retirement housing 44-52 units.
Sponsor: Legal & General.
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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