Blaise Weston Court

Extra care housing
Broadlands Drive, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, Avon, BS11 0AF
Broadlands Drive, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, Avon, BS11 0AF

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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

"For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate i..." Show more "For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Bristol City Council, who can be contacted on 0117 922 2400.

Providing a real alternative to residential care, Blaise Weston Court has a range of 55 purpose built Extra Care apartments. You'll find there's a wide range of on-site facilities including shared landscaped gardens, a hobbies room, hair salon and guest room. You may also enjoy the social activities on offer, which include coffee mornings, entertainment evenings, games sessions and trips out.

Midday meals can be enjoyed in the on-site restaurant, which has a choice of dishes. The one and two bedroom properties are also handy for local shops, amenities and bus routes to the city centre." Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
55 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, Restaurant open to the public, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room, Hairdressing salon, Assisted bathing facility
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 200 yards; post office 200 yards; GP 100 yards.
Regular Social Activities include: exercise classes, bingo, knitting, darts, day trips, organised by Estate Manager, care staff & volunteers. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (Pet friendly).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
Care provider: Mears Care

Info updated: 15/05/2021   Update info

Availability

Check with Anchor Hanover - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

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

"always made to feel welcome, the food provision is of an excellent standard. There is always something going on for the residents. the estate manager ..." Show more
"always made to feel welcome, the food provision is of an excellent standard. There is always something going on for the residents. the estate manager is very focused on her residents" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Taking great strides to provide a warm environment that has a wide range of activities for residents and that also has a good focus on dementia"
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Blaise Weston has a wonderful atmosphere and Lynne, the Estate Manager, works really hard to connect Blaise with the local community so that residents..." Show more
"Blaise Weston has a wonderful atmosphere and Lynne, the Estate Manager, works really hard to connect Blaise with the local community so that residents continue to feel a part of life beyond the estate - the residents love this." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"fantastic service to the community"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Such an inspiring community with lots going on for residents and the local community. It's lovely to see such young children being invited to visit an..." Show more
"Such an inspiring community with lots going on for residents and the local community. It's lovely to see such young children being invited to visit and such a variety of opportunity for those who live on the site." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Representing local churches we run a club called Tuesday Together. Our fortnightly sessions include lots of chat, tea, cakes and a short time of worsh..." Show more
"Representing local churches we run a club called Tuesday Together. Our fortnightly sessions include lots of chat, tea, cakes and a short time of worship. We have always received a warm welcome from residents and much encouragement from the management team, who obviously care for both the physical and spiritualwell-beingoftheresidents." Show less

Made by a volunteer in 2019

"Fantastic Environment, very supportive Community"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"The scheme demonstrates great kerb appeal and an overwhelming sense of wellbeing is felt among the residents. The estate team and care staff are alway..." Show more
"The scheme demonstrates great kerb appeal and an overwhelming sense of wellbeing is felt among the residents. The estate team and care staff are always polite and professional and the building flows with great facilities and nice grounds. A great scheme and great staff here." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"how friendly everyone is the choice and options the residence have the atmosphere is always lively theres always an ear if anyone feels lonely"
Made by a staff member in 2019

"its an independant fun community feel.There are always plenty of activities to do within the building with the residents.The residants are always in t..." Show more
"its an independant fun community feel.There are always plenty of activities to do within the building with the residents.The residants are always in the communial room joining in with the activities.Its a clean,happy ,fun environment to work." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"care team are very good, housing managers very helpful, resident are a pleasure to look after."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Blaise Weston Court is an amazing place to live and also visit! I always feel at home when i am here."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"amzing place to live very friendly and wlecoming residents are so lovely"
Made by a staff member in 2019

"There is a wonderful friendly atmosphere, with staff who are passionate about their residents and strive to engage with the community, bringing new id..." Show more
"There is a wonderful friendly atmosphere, with staff who are passionate about their residents and strive to engage with the community, bringing new ideas and opportunities to all those there. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Everytime i'm on site, the residents always seem very happy, the staff are always working hard and the site in general seems well kept clean and tidy...." Show more
"Everytime i'm on site, the residents always seem very happy, the staff are always working hard and the site in general seems well kept clean and tidy. Seems like a lovely place to live." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"It is a very happy and fun place to live. Everybody goes above and beyond. "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Because it is a fun and happy place to be. lots of entertainment organised by lyn and sue."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Such a friendly atmosphere"
Made by a volunteer in 2019

"I have worked at Blaise Weston Court for 10 years,it is a very special place where everyone works together to deliver the best possible outcomes for a..." Show more
"I have worked at Blaise Weston Court for 10 years,it is a very special place where everyone works together to deliver the best possible outcomes for all the residents.It is friendly,welcoming and often spoken very highly of by all that visit." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Excellent place to visit plenty of activities to join with, staff are always helpful"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Amazing place to visit, plenty of things to do there, pet friendly, staff are always willing to help and go above and beyond their role"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"because its pet friendly, fun place to live and to work."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"We are involved with BWC through the Parlours of Wonder project. Funding has stopped for the project (previously through Alive) and we now run the ses..." Show more
"We are involved with BWC through the Parlours of Wonder project. Funding has stopped for the project (previously through Alive) and we now run the sessions independently. BWC is always accommodating, flexible and enthusiastic bringing residents and school children together . Support given is invaluable building tangible memories. " Show less

Made by a in 2019

"Having worked for several organisations as electrical contractors we find this estate up there at the highest level for organisation and maintenance. ..." Show more
"Having worked for several organisations as electrical contractors we find this estate up there at the highest level for organisation and maintenance. It is a pleasure to attend this site! " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I like the environment and staff. It is very clear and peaceful environment and the staff are always friendly and polite "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"The site is well laid out with superb resident support, and nothing is too much trouble for the site manager Lindsay. Great place. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"From the minute you walk in there is a great atmosphere with positive energy. Residents are engaged and happy. There are lots of regular activities ..." Show more
"From the minute you walk in there is a great atmosphere with positive energy. Residents are engaged and happy. There are lots of regular activities happening - something for everyone." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Family, Community Friendly feel to the place - always something going on "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"At the Blaise Weston Estate there is a great sense of community. The estate manager has created a memories room for the residents living with dementia..." Show more
"At the Blaise Weston Estate there is a great sense of community. The estate manager has created a memories room for the residents living with dementia and is always getting involved with local projects to help residents to feel valued and supported." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"It is a very inclusive community and has a very happy feel to the building."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Welcoming and friendly atmosphere"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Great atmosphere, dedicated staff."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"This is a really busy fun place to visit. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is well managed and efficient. "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Blaise Weston Court offer great homes for the elderly and have lots of activities promoting the health and well being to all that live there, also inv..." Show more
"Blaise Weston Court offer great homes for the elderly and have lots of activities promoting the health and well being to all that live there, also involving the local community bringing people together, as well as offering great training programs for all their staff making it a great place towork." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very Friendly community spirit with lots of fun things going on "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"A very welcoming environment for residents, visitors and staff. They are very open to working with community groups and have actively worked with us t..." Show more
"A very welcoming environment for residents, visitors and staff. They are very open to working with community groups and have actively worked with us to set up activities and courses for residents and the community. Fantastic new venture in setting up a monthly repair café." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"They are so friendly & very clean & today place "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"There is such a buzz about the place and a wide range of activities always going on"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"It has excellent facilities for people living with dementia, such as a memory parlour and a sensory garden"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Lovely friendly atmosphere from people that work and live there "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"my mother in law lives here; she is immensely happy and considers it to more like an hotel. It is extremely clean, the staff are very friendly, with ..." Show more
"my mother in law lives here; she is immensely happy and considers it to more like an hotel. It is extremely clean, the staff are very friendly, with good catering and brilliant management. Great activities to keep the residents alert and active. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I moved here 12 months ago and I absolutely love it. A lot of activities and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. I have been met with nothing..." Show more
"I moved here 12 months ago and I absolutely love it. A lot of activities and all the staff are so friendly and helpful. I have been met with nothing but kindness and concern for my welfare. My flat is lovely. Altogether very content with life." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Its perfect! Its my home, all the staff are marvellous "
Made by a resident in 2019

"This is the most amazing community, supporting residents and local people to live better in later life. "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"It is such a welcoming space, with big windows, communal areas, growing space and lots of beautiful landscaping. The staff are passionate and there is..." Show more
"It is such a welcoming space, with big windows, communal areas, growing space and lots of beautiful landscaping. The staff are passionate and there is a real desire from staff & residents to improve the area for everyones health and wellbeing." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"the staff are amazing, very supportive, patient and encouraging,
the residents are encouraged to engage in community activities outside of the cent..." Show more
"the staff are amazing, very supportive, patient and encouraging,
the residents are encouraged to engage in community activities outside of the centre by taking part in walking processions, community events, hosting tea parties.
They also have an amazing resource "Parlour of Memories" that community and residents use." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"As a researcher I approached BWC to be involved in some co-produced research. They engaged fully in the project, including ensuring the older people w..." Show more
"As a researcher I approached BWC to be involved in some co-produced research. They engaged fully in the project, including ensuring the older people who live there were involved from the beginning, and that CPD opportunities were created for their staff. Residents are happy and have a voice." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is a warm, friendly place, the staff are outstanding and all of it's residents are always happy and smiling."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Happy independent residents, exceptionally well run by enthusiastic imaginative staff."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"By far the best local residential home, for caring, cleanliness, activities, wellbeing, and extremely friendly staff.
Like being part of one big famil..." Show more
"By far the best local residential home, for caring, cleanliness, activities, wellbeing, and extremely friendly staff.
Like being part of one big family where nothing is to much trouble.
Lots of events that are opened up to the whole community, and the staff and residents engage in outside activities." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is such a welcoming, friendly place. They do so many activities and opened up in the summer holidays to offer families two free meals a week during..." Show more
"It is such a welcoming, friendly place. They do so many activities and opened up in the summer holidays to offer families two free meals a week during summer where residents and children could interact, when families really need the support. They are always trying new things!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"i work with a local development trust in Lawrence Weston and BWC and staff always make us welcome - its a beautiful venue and great staff (lindsay and..." Show more
"i work with a local development trust in Lawrence Weston and BWC and staff always make us welcome - its a beautiful venue and great staff (lindsay and sue)" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Fantastic culture - great carers and the residents always are in good spirits as they are taken such good care of - we volunteer every Christmas to su..." Show more
"Fantastic culture - great carers and the residents always are in good spirits as they are taken such good care of - we volunteer every Christmas to support such a great venue - my nan use to visit for day care :)" Show less

Made by a volunteer in 2019

"We help provide opportunities and choice for older people to continue enjoying life. There is a great Community atmosphere and partnership working."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Very pleasant staff. Good restaurant."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Help & support & care provided; friendship."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely flat. Lots going on in community rooms. Nice restaurant. Brilliant staff to look after residents. Plus small shop run by volunteers."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Very lovely company, really good entertainment. Carers look after me very well. I feel safe & happy living here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here because of the care and friendship I receive. Not only with the residents, but staff. They are excellent and make every day special..." Show more
"I like living here because of the care and friendship I receive. Not only with the residents, but staff. They are excellent and make every day special." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel safe. I like living here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because it's a nice place, good staff, flats very nice, my home. I am happy here. I would stay for ever."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like my flat and the staff. The restaurant is good, especially for socialising."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here because it is a nice place and supportive. My flat especially because I have my pets. Lots of activities. It makes me feel independ..." Show more
"I like living here because it is a nice place and supportive. My flat especially because I have my pets. Lots of activities. It makes me feel independent." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here because my flat is nice. I enjoy the activities, always something to do. I feel safe."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I love it here. Clean, tidy, secure living. All the staff are lovely. The managers are very nice and helpful. I am very happy living here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I love living here because it is safe & secure, always very clean & tidy. the carers are brilliant and the managers are very helpcul."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Nice flat. Independence. Activities if you wish to take part."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Exceptionally good flats, and the restaurant. Good food. Staff good & helpful. The managers are very good and good management."
Made by a resident in 2017

"To me the staff are excellent. Very helpful people. Feel very safe within the scheme."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am well taken care of. I like the social activities the provide, and the food."
Made by a resident in 2017

"They look after me so well. Very helpful. Feel safe."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like the company; events on; carers excellent. Feel safe."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I love it here; feels safe; staff lovely."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Nice and pleasant building; got my privacy as well as company."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here because all carers are nice and look after me. A lot of activities. If you need help or advice, office staff always help. It's a ve..." Show more
"I like living here because all carers are nice and look after me. A lot of activities. If you need help or advice, office staff always help. It's a very nice place to live." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Lovely staff, friendly and helpful. Garden to walk in. Lots to do, entertainment sometimes. Nice people live here. Bingo which we all like. Lovely pla..." Show more
"Lovely staff, friendly and helpful. Garden to walk in. Lots to do, entertainment sometimes. Nice people live here. Bingo which we all like. Lovely place to live." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The staff are very good to me & Sue, and there is plenty of company and lot of entertainment; and you are all good to me."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Happy place. A spacious comfortable flat & helpful & caring staff. I have the care I need with freedom to live as independently as I choose."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because this is a nice place. We have our freedom with care available if needed. The place is well run and there is a happy atmosphere here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I don't receive any care service, my wife does. But one day I may have to have care and this is the place to be for it."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Fun, family and Community atmosphere. Everyone working together to enable people to live their lives the way they wish."
Made by a staff member in 2017
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.

National Housing for Older People Awards
South West region silver award winner

Category: Housing-with-care 41-55 units.
Sponsor: CHS.
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Housing-with-care 42-58 units.
Sponsor: .
Memberships
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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