Great Mead

Retirement housing
200 Frobisher Way, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 8XJ
200 Frobisher Way, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 8XJ

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Manager's Description

"Situated close to a major supermarket and local shops this popular scheme also benefits from bus links to the main shopping centre of Southend on Sea."

Main Facts

Retirement housing
46 flats. Built in 1986. Sizes 1 bedroom.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Hairdressing salon, Library
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 30 yards; shop 30 yards; post office 30 yards; town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 30 yards.
Regular Social Activities include: Coffee mornings, afternoon teas, entertainement, bingo, music nights, topic meetings, resident meetings, snooker, bowls, and darts., organised by Scheme Sheltered Housing Officer together with residents.. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 18/01/2010   Update info

Availability

Many council and housing association lettings in this council area are made through a 'Choice Based Lettings' system called On The Move. Find out how to register and then bid for properties at: https://www.southend-on-the-move.org.uk

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:
Community spirit
Consultation
Convenience of the location
Lifestyle
Link with community at large
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Practicality of the individual apartments
Privacy
Quality of design
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the garden
Quality of the individual apartments
Staff role and interaction

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

"Great Mead has a real community spirit. Residents care for each other and respect and value each other. They work together for the good of the whole s..." Show more
"Great Mead has a real community spirit. Residents care for each other and respect and value each other. They work together for the good of the whole scheme; they are given guidance and support to maintain independence and truly enjoy living at Great mead." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017
National Housing for Older People Awards
National silver award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010.
Category: Retirement housing 45-59 units.
Sponsor: Legal & General.
National gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2011.
Category: Retirement housing 45-59 units.
Sponsor: Peverel Retirement.
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014.
Category: Retirement housing 45-59 units.
Sponsor: Retirement Homesearch.
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