Dukes Orchard

Retirement housing
Nicholas Close, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3JZ
Nicholas Close, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3JZ

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Main Facts

Retirement housing
35 flats. Built in 1977 and renovated in 2000. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties.
Visiting management staff ( Am or Pm seven days a week), Non-resident management staff (part time) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Stair lift(s), Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room, Hairdressing salon
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 500 yards; shop 0.57 mile(s); post office 0.57 mile(s); town centre 3 mile(s); GP 1.3 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: support groups, coffee mornings, organised by volunteers. New residents accepted from 55 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
Care provider: Essex County Council

Info updated: 16/10/2020   Update info


Many council and housing association lettings in this council area are made through a 'Choice Based Lettings' system called Home Option. Find out how to register and then bid for properties at: https://www.homeoption.org/register.aspx

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:
Practicality of the individual apartments
Quality of the garden
Space standards of individual apartments
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