Charles Court

Extra care housing
Charles Crescent, Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 2AQ
Charles Crescent, Armthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 2AQ

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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

"Charles Court is situated in the village of Armthorpe, just outside the town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The court is conveniently located with a range of shops and amenities within walking dista..." Show more "Charles Court is situated in the village of Armthorpe, just outside the town of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The court is conveniently located with a range of shops and amenities within walking distance. Close to the court are churches, banks, doctors surgeries, a fish and chip shop, convenience store and newsagent. There is also a Post Office, chemist, bakery and hairdresser. Larger supermarkets can be found a short drive away.

Armthorpe has its own leisure centre with swimming pool and gym, a community centre which holds regular events and several pubs serving food. Nearby Doncaster has a wider range of shops and leisure facilities, including the Dome, the new Cast Theatre, a multi-screen cinema, ten-pin bowling alley and the Lakeside Shopping Village. Nearby attractions include the award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster Rovers Football Club, Doncaster Knights Rugby Union, the greyhound track at Stainforth and four local golf courses. Buses run every 10 minutes from a stop close to the court and will take you into Doncaster, which also has a train station providing connections to the mainline rail network. Many residents also use the local dial-a-ride scheme or reliable taxi companies to get around.

Charles Court has been recently refurbished and has a range of onsite facilities including a residents’ lounge, guest room, laundry, gym, restaurant, hairdresser, lift and car park. The court works with Doncaster Council and the Department of Health to make it a Dementia Friendly environment. The court has attractive and child-friendly gardens with raised beds, a garden shed, summer house and patio area where residents can sit and enjoy the warmer weather. Residents are welcome to get involved with tending the raised beds if they choose.

Charles Court is a friendly and welcoming development with a Tenants and Residents Association, which helps to organise a wide range of social activities including armchair exercises, art and craft classes, coffee mornings, film clubs and bingo sessions for residents and the community." Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
40 flats. Built in 2006. 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, Restaurant open to the public, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Community centre, Activities room, Cafe, Hairdressing salon, Assisted bathing facility
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 50 yards; post office 800 yards; town centre 1 mile(s); GP 800 yards.
Regular social activities include: coffee mornings on Wednesdays, bingo on Wednesdays & Thursdays, and exercises on Mondays, organised by Housing Support Worker. Meal(s) available.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 15/04/2013   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

"Great environment, lovely staff who really care about us. Peace of mind for our relatives who know someone checks on us to keep us safe. Relative's pa..." Show more
"Great environment, lovely staff who really care about us. Peace of mind for our relatives who know someone checks on us to keep us safe. Relative's partner says where we live "looks like a hotel". Sums it up really!" Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The staff are very friendly. Nice area with lots of shops."
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.

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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