Handyside Court

Extra care housing
Rowena Close, Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8HQ
Rowena Close, Alvaston, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8HQ

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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

"Handyside Court prides itself on its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The court is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the centre of a well-established housing estate in Alvaston, Derby.

Handyside Cour..." Show more
"Handyside Court prides itself on its warm and welcoming atmosphere. The court is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in the centre of a well-established housing estate in Alvaston, Derby.

Handyside Court has a communal lounge with a flat screen television, activity room, kitchen, communal laundry, conservatory, guest room and private car park. It also has its own salon, shop and restaurant.

A short distance from the court is a range of local amenities, including churches, a convenience store, newsagent, post office, takeaways, doctor's surgery and pharmacy.

Nearby Allenton is also within walking distance of the court, with a supermarket, several banks, a post office and independent shops. The nearest pub and carvery is just a five minute drive away while Foresters Park boasts a multi-screen cinema, bowling and various restaurants." Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
37 flats. Built in 2009. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Visiting management staff, Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Shop, Hairdressing salon, Assisted bathing facility
Access to site easy. Distances: shop 332 yards; post office 558 yards; social centre 1.3 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: arts & crafts, bingo, chip suppers, coffee mornings, cinema shows, keep fit/aerobics, afternoon tea, aand carpet bowls.. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (Pets not to be replaced or acquired after tenancy has started).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
Care provider: Housing 21

Info updated: 13/06/2021   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

"fantastic place to live and work! the management are fantastic and always work to ensure the residents are happy "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Like company & entertainment. Like keeping independence. Like that staff on hand if needed."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I get a lot of support which helps me keep independent"
Made by a resident in 2017

"I move in on 13th May 2013 due to me not being well and needing care. I have quite a few problems and need the support for dress, undress, assisted wi..." Show more
"I move in on 13th May 2013 due to me not being well and needing care. I have quite a few problems and need the support for dress, undress, assisted with putting on creams, my sleep machine. I am very happy living here and Lesley the manager is lovely and so helpful plus Kathy and Debbie always here to help." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Small court but very active. Good atmosphere encouraged by the manager. always kept informed of what's happening on court and surrounding areas. Also ..." Show more
"Small court but very active. Good atmosphere encouraged by the manager. always kept informed of what's happening on court and surrounding areas. Also provides info from landlord Housing and care 21who often visit the court." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Our Manager cares about residents and the court always encouraging residents,keeps us informed regular activities and understands the scheme and sign ..." Show more
"Our Manager cares about residents and the court always encouraging residents,keeps us informed regular activities and understands the scheme and sign post you to people who may be able to help you. Always prepared to listen. Residents are a happy bunch." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The staff and other residents gave me a huge and friendly reception on my arrival earlier this year and this spirit of friendship has brought me great..." Show more
"The staff and other residents gave me a huge and friendly reception on my arrival earlier this year and this spirit of friendship has brought me great pleasure." Show less

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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