College House

Retirement housing
The Crestway, Whetstone, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 6JU
The Crestway, Whetstone, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 6JU

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Manager's Description

"Situated in Whetstone with other general needs and older persons bungalows around it, shops are a mile walking distance, it is near to the local church , and the scheme is quiet but residents are very..." Show more "Situated in Whetstone with other general needs and older persons bungalows around it, shops are a mile walking distance, it is near to the local church , and the scheme is quiet but residents are very friendly.

Our waiting lists have been transferred over to a local authority Choice Based Lettings System, which is administered by your local Council. We would therefore advise you to contact your Local Authority directly to register. Contact Blaby District Council on 0116 2750555." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
17 flats, bungalows. Built in 1965. Sizes 1 bedroom.
Visiting management staff (Daily contact from the Sheltered Co-ordinator Mon-Fri), Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lounge, Laundry, Garden
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 800 yards; shop 300 yards; post office 300 yards; town centre 0.25 mile(s); GP 500 yards; social centre 0.5 mile(s).
Weekly Social Activities include: coffee mornings, organised by staff. New residents accepted from 55 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 25/06/2020   Update info

Availability

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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
Link with community at large
Number / size of facilities
Practicality of the individual apartments
Privacy
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the facilities
Quality of the garden
Quality of the individual apartments
Space standards of individual apartments
Staff role and interaction

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

"A clean and warm environment. Friendly and helpful (A1)."
Made by a resident in 2017

"College house is in a very nice area; quiet with no problems, well maintained. As a resident I feel safe and secure. My support officer is very suppor..." Show more
"College house is in a very nice area; quiet with no problems, well maintained. As a resident I feel safe and secure. My support officer is very supportive, at times going above her call of duty." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Because it is quiet, secure, and I feel safe. It is a lovely flat. Nice to see the warden."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Nice people, very friendly. Best support officer, Mrs G Hall. My own parking space."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My flat is perfect for me, it has everything I need, and is warn. College House has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It is also very convenie..." Show more
"My flat is perfect for me, it has everything I need, and is warn. College House has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It is also very convenient to my son's (& grandson's!) home, and shops and buse, But....." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Local for shops and doctors. Feel safe. Like to see warden every day. good neighbours."
Made by a resident in 2017
National Housing for Older People Awards
National bronze award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Services.
Sponsor: Keepmoat.
Memberships
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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