De Lacy Gardens

Extra care housing
Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4GY
Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4GY

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Managed by
Anchor Hanover
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor Hanover is the largest provider of specialist and care for people in later life in England. We manage over 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

Manager's Description

"Located close to Priory Wood, De Lacy Gardens is an Extra Care retirement development in Pontefract, offering 45 apartments. The estate benefits from a wide range of on-site facilities, which include ..." Show more "Located close to Priory Wood, De Lacy Gardens is an Extra Care retirement development in Pontefract, offering 45 apartments. The estate benefits from a wide range of on-site facilities, which include a residents’ lounge, hair salon, cinema, guest room and beautiful landscaped gardens. Midday meals are available from the restaurant.

You won’t have to worry about maintenance of the buildings/grounds as they are taken care of by the on-site manager, who can also assist you with accessing further help and support if required. You can get to know your neighbours at the various social activities, which include coffee mornings, arts/crafts plus games sessions" Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
45 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, Community centre, Hobby room, Activities room, Shop, Hairdressing salon, Library, Assisted bathing facility
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 500 yards; shop 500 yards; post office 0.75 mile(s); town centre 1 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: Bingo, computer courses, quizz, functions, coffee mornings, arts & crafts, organised by Residents and Estate Manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (Pet friendly scheme).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord) and Shared Ownership
Care provider: Wakefield Council

Info updated: 15/05/2021   Update info

Availability

Check with Anchor Hanover - 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:
Consultation
Privacy
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the garden

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

"it is all so peaceful, the catering is very good, the residents are all very friendly and also the support you get from staff and carers is very good...." Show more
"it is all so peaceful, the catering is very good, the residents are all very friendly and also the support you get from staff and carers is very good. I nominate Lanson as she is very kind and helpful if you want someone to talk to or if you are unsure about anything." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"My mother has never been happier after loosing my father. She absolutely thinks it's the best move she's ever made. I her son couldn't agree more its ..." Show more
"My mother has never been happier after loosing my father. She absolutely thinks it's the best move she's ever made. I her son couldn't agree more its a credit to your company. Thank you." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"My mum in law lives there and she is very happy. Standards are excellent and staff are outstanding."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"My mum lives there and she is very happy. Standards are excellent and staff are outstanding."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"My grandma moved in after 50 years in her family home , she feels so at home and has many friends lovely and helpful staff nothing too much trouble ...." Show more
"My grandma moved in after 50 years in her family home , she feels so at home and has many friends lovely and helpful staff nothing too much trouble ... my Great Auntie also lives here .... amazing place ??" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"We are 2 satisfied residents. Spacious flats, great carers, superb lunches. Our hero is our manager Lanson Moore. She is a friend to all, never too bu..." Show more
"We are 2 satisfied residents. Spacious flats, great carers, superb lunches. Our hero is our manager Lanson Moore. She is a friend to all, never too busy to listen, caring and kind. She seeks our opinions and acts upon them. She's great" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I lived in this area as a child. There is a very happy atmosphere and lots of thins are happening. I love to join in bingo, quizzes and lots of entert..." Show more
"I lived in this area as a child. There is a very happy atmosphere and lots of thins are happening. I love to join in bingo, quizzes and lots of entertainment. I love my flat and feel very safe." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Everyone is very friendly; I feel safe & secure."
Made by a resident in 2019

"I love living here. I haven't been here that long and everyone has made me very welcome. I love to join in all the activities. I also love my spacious..." Show more
"I love living here. I haven't been here that long and everyone has made me very welcome. I love to join in all the activities. I also love my spacious flat, and feel cosy & safe" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Well run, companionship, warm, friendly, kind staff ,well proportioned flats ,nice well kept gardens "
Made by a resident in 2019

"I just love it here because of all the lovely people. I feel safe and secure. The activities are great also the food, my flat is lovely and spacious a..." Show more
"I just love it here because of all the lovely people. I feel safe and secure. The activities are great also the food, my flat is lovely and spacious also." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"The manager is excellent. She is very helpful.There are plenty of activities. Everybody is very friendly and helpful. "
Made by a resident in 2019

"such a friendly place. very helpful warden and cares. cares about residents. food exit lent kitchen staff amazing. Dot"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I feel safe and secure here, I love the feeling that there is always someone to see and you are never alone! Plus when I was a child I was born near h..." Show more
"I feel safe and secure here, I love the feeling that there is always someone to see and you are never alone! Plus when I was a child I was born near here and it feels like home! The food is amazing with the menu offering a great range! " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"De Lacy Gardens has a very nice atmosphere to it and the workers here are really kind and helpful "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"De Lacy Gardens provides a onsite shop which helps keep residents independent and active. It is run by volunteers from Day Opportunities, a service ru..." Show more
"De Lacy Gardens provides a onsite shop which helps keep residents independent and active. It is run by volunteers from Day Opportunities, a service run by Wakefield Council which supports older adults with learning difficulties. They give their own time to our residents" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"This scheme should be rolled out more. Residents get care 24/7 without my family being here stay in hospital would have been extended, three course me..." Show more
"This scheme should be rolled out more. Residents get care 24/7 without my family being here stay in hospital would have been extended, three course meal at dinner time again 24/7. This gives families peace of mind if they go away. Self contained flat for personal privacy." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"A great friendly, relaxed atmosphere from all staff groups and tenants. All working towards the same high standard making it a great place to live or ..." Show more
"A great friendly, relaxed atmosphere from all staff groups and tenants. All working towards the same high standard making it a great place to live or work." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I like being around other people, I am not isolated. I like the security of knowing there is help available if I fall or become ill. I just like livin..." Show more
"I like being around other people, I am not isolated. I like the security of knowing there is help available if I fall or become ill. I just like living here." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Because it’s frendly and the best in the area . I love Lanson the estate manager she is very helpful and considerate, frendly gives time to everyon..." Show more
"Because it’s frendly and the best in the area . I love Lanson the estate manager she is very helpful and considerate, frendly gives time to everyone . She gets things done . She supportive , she is amazing.
She is moving forwards in arranging other activities. " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Management and care staff provide an excellent level of care and support to residents. The building is well maintained and is clean, modern and invit..." Show more
"Management and care staff provide an excellent level of care and support to residents. The building is well maintained and is clean, modern and inviting. The ability to live in a friendly, safe and secure environment has changed the lives of so many. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"When I visit De Lacy it always has a warm and friendly atmosphere. All the staff that work there are fully committed to providing the best care and se..." Show more
"When I visit De Lacy it always has a warm and friendly atmosphere. All the staff that work there are fully committed to providing the best care and services to the residents who live there. The scheme manager is always welcoming and has really improved the building. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"This scheme is so good at maintaining independence with 24/7 carers in place family can feel at ease that their relative is looked after and have a 3 ..." Show more
"This scheme is so good at maintaining independence with 24/7 carers in place family can feel at ease that their relative is looked after and have a 3 course meal daily, while they can go to their flat for personal space." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"De lacy is an excellent environment for residents to remain as independent as possible whilst having access to help if needed. There are activities an..." Show more
"De lacy is an excellent environment for residents to remain as independent as possible whilst having access to help if needed. There are activities and social gatherings within the facility and residents can choose how involved they wish to be. An excellent establishment I would highly recommend." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"The Extra Care Facilities at De Lacy Gardens are fantastic. All the teams on site - Catering, Care, Cleaners, myself The Estate Manager and visitors ..." Show more
"The Extra Care Facilities at De Lacy Gardens are fantastic. All the teams on site - Catering, Care, Cleaners, myself The Estate Manager and visitors - family, contractors, health services etc all work passionately as one team to meet the needs of our older residents who love living here." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019
Managed by
Anchor Hanover
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor Hanover is the largest provider of specialist and care for people in later life in England. We manage over 54,000 homes across 1,700 locations. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

Memberships
ARHM: The organisation that manages this scheme is a member of the Association of Retirement Housing Managers, and therefore committed to complying with its Code of Practice.
ARCO: The manager of this facility is a member of Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), the main body representing the retirement community sector the UK.
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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