Steeple View

Extra care housing
Reeds Way, Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 4BW
Reeds Way, Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 4BW

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Manager's Description

"Steeple View is located within the ever popular Stowupland village with numerous amenities including post offices, butchers, restaurants and health care centre. Public transport is within easy walking..." Show more "Steeple View is located within the ever popular Stowupland village with numerous amenities including post offices, butchers, restaurants and health care centre. Public transport is within easy walking distance, providing access to Stowmarket's train station.

Built by Orwell Housing Association in 2007, Steeple View consists of 36 self-contained apartments over two floors, all are large enough for two people. Each apartment benefits from having its own front door, bedroom, lounge, kitchen and shower or bathroom including WC." Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
36 flats. Built in 2007. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Activities room, Hairdressing salon, Library, Assisted bathing facility, computer/IT facilities in Library, games room
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 400 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 3 mile(s); GP 5 mile(s); social centre 2 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: Coffee mornings/afternoon, bingo and BBQ, organised by Tenants and staff. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 16/10/2013   Update info

Availability

Check with Orwell Housing Association Ltd - 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:
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the garden
Staff role and interaction

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

"a happy atmosphere; the residents live in spacious flats where they are cared for by professional helpful staff."
Made by a volunteer in 2019

"Happy environment to work in tenants are very social able."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"The staff are always helpful,polite and caring both to resident and visitors. The cleanliness and care of the whole place is always good and the ambie..." Show more
"The staff are always helpful,polite and caring both to resident and visitors. The cleanliness and care of the whole place is always good and the ambience is always noticeable,I would recommend Steeple View to anyone. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a great place for my Grandma to live, she is very happy and well looked after here, and has lots of friends to play bingo with, which is her fav..." Show more
"It is a great place for my Grandma to live, she is very happy and well looked after here, and has lots of friends to play bingo with, which is her favourite thing to do." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It’s a very friendly and homely community."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very professional and well maintained care home. Staff are amazing and my Nan feels at home here. The manager is very approachable and always helpful "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Everyone is always friendly and my nana is so comfortable and loves being there!! "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Mum has been in steeple view for 18 months I can only say what a fantastic place it is the girls are friendly and go about there work without moaning ..." Show more
"Mum has been in steeple view for 18 months I can only say what a fantastic place it is the girls are friendly and go about there work without moaning I think this is down to a great manager " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Bright, modern building in quiet location. The majority of the Care Staff are very kind, regular, long-term employees (although occasional Agency cov..." Show more
"Bright, modern building in quiet location. The majority of the Care Staff are very kind, regular, long-term employees (although occasional Agency cover is required). Manager and Admin team also long-serving and stable. Prompt communication by phone or e-mail much appreciated. Staff generally approachable and caring." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a really positive and rewarding place to work. Tenants are at the forefront of all we do and we are very motivated in promoting their health, w..." Show more
"It is a really positive and rewarding place to work. Tenants are at the forefront of all we do and we are very motivated in promoting their health, well being and independence. It really is a home from home to them with support from those who really care!" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"It's a lovely and friendly environment,the staff are helpful and cheerful ."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"It is a lovely safe place for me, I have made lots of friends here, we also meet up for activities which I really enjoy, everybody here is so friendly..." Show more
"It is a lovely safe place for me, I have made lots of friends here, we also meet up for activities which I really enjoy, everybody here is so friendly, they are all family to me. I could never live anywhere else. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I feel that I am looked after and I feel safe in this kind of environment, i am able to socialise when it is convenient for myself, and meet up with s..." Show more
"I feel that I am looked after and I feel safe in this kind of environment, i am able to socialise when it is convenient for myself, and meet up with some wonderful friends that have the same interests, I am very lucky to have this at 90 years old." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Lovely homely environment, good accommodation, always staffed, and feels a very safe environment for all who live and work here, very friendly establi..." Show more
"Lovely homely environment, good accommodation, always staffed, and feels a very safe environment for all who live and work here, very friendly establishment, and a great place to work. We are like one big family under one big roof. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019
National Housing for Older People Awards
East of England region bronze award winner

Category: Housing-with-care under 41 units.
Sponsor: FirstPort.
National silver award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010.
Category: Housing-with-care 30-44 units.
Sponsor: McCarthy & Stone.
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