The Hawthorns Northampton

Enhanced sheltered housing
Weedon Road, Upton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 4RR
Weedon Road, Upton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 4RR

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Managed by
Hawthorns Retirement Group UK Ltd
The Hawthorns Retirement Group offers luxury rented retirement living with all inclusive monthly rental fees. Dining, housekeeping, bills, maintenance, laundry, shared activities and excursions are all included, and on-site managers are available 24 hours a day.

Manager's Description

"The Hawthorns Northampton is a retirement home where apartments are rented on an all-inclusive basis. The home was launched in March 2018 and has a bowling alley, bar, spa, therapy suite. Restaurant d..." Show more "The Hawthorns Northampton is a retirement home where apartments are rented on an all-inclusive basis. The home was launched in March 2018 and has a bowling alley, bar, spa, therapy suite. Restaurant dining and a range of apartments. The Hawthorns is situated on the outskirts of Northampton in Upton and overlooks fields. Our home is for like-minded, independent people of retirement age. We have fun and are a companionable community with activities and excursions planned every day." Show less

Main Facts

Enhanced sheltered housing
61 flats. Built in 2018. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Retirement Home scheme with Non-resident management staff (24 hours) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Cafe, Hairdressing salon, Bar/pub, Library, Cinema, computer and internet, free WiFi, bowls
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 200 yards; town centre 2 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s).
social activities include: Activities and games, cinema room, organised by Activity Co-ordinators. Meal(s) available (3 meals a day). New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (Pets permitted only in ground floor apartments).
Tenure(s): Rent (market)

Ethos / Lifestyle

Community interaction
  • The scheme is located within an existing active community
  • The scheme is within easy reach of an existing active community
  • The scheme relies on itself for community /neighbourhood interaction
Cultural
  • We facilitate spiritual and religious observance
  • Staff can speak languages other than English
Social Activities
  • There are regular social activities
    Including: Activities and games, cinema room
  • Entertainment
  • Outings
  • Regular activities programme
    • Daily activities
    • Weekly activities
    • Monthly activities
  • Facilities for residents to garden or assist with gardening
  • Own minibus
  • Other transport for residents
Pets
New residents are allowed to bring pets:
  • a cat
  • a dog
  • If yes, pets can be replaced
    Pets permitted only in ground floor apartments
Statement of purpose
(the ethos and purpose of the scheme as described to a potential resident)
“Rented apartments in fine communal settings, all with excellent locations, gardens and fully managed, all-inclusive accommodation, restaurant dining, social events and excursions”. The Hawthorns is a unique and exciting retirement model that offers retirement properties to rent for couples or individuals who seek a rich, independent lifestyle, at beautiful locations across the country.
Assessment of outcomes
(to help assess the quality of service and the well-being of residents)
No outcomes

Buildings

The buildings and the environment
Year built: 2018
Number of stories: 4
  • Lift(s). Number of Lifts: 4
  • Stair lift(s)
  • The location is generally regarded as:
    • Desirable
    • Average
    • Not so desirable
Distances to external facilities:
Bus stop 50 yards
Local shop 200 yards
GP surgery 0.5 mile
Town/shop centre 2.0 miles

Individual properties
61 properties
Property details:
studio/bedsits flats: 11
1-bedroom apartments: 41
2-bedroom apartments: 9
Including:
extra care or housing with care properties: 61
limited mobility properties: 61
wheelchair properties: 61
Other details:
  • If there are studios/bedsits
    • They have a kitchen
    • They have a wc
    • They have a bathroom
  • Some properties have a private balcony
  • Some properties have a private garden or patio
  • Properties are served by a communal satellite tv aerial
  • Properties are wired for cable tv
  • Dementia unit
  • Intermediate care suite or similar
  • Respite care accommodation
Communal facilities Indoors
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant (open to public)
  • Dining room (residents only)
  • Community/day centre
  • Laundry
  • Guest suite
  • Conservatory
  • Activities room(s)
  • Hobby room(s)
  • More than one lounge
  • TV lounge
  • Café
  • Bar/pub
  • Fitness gym
  • Arts and craft centre
  • Storage for wheelchairs/electric scooters
  • Library
  • Shop
  • Treatment room
  • Computer/IT room
  • Payphone
  • WC's
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Assisted bathroom(s)
  • Other communal facilities
Communal facilities Outdoors
  • Garden
  • Total number of parking spaces: 60
Technology and design
  • Communal facilities are designed for sensory impairment
  • Wired for telecare
  • Telecare installed
  • Smart Home
  • CCTV
  • Others
  • Facility security features: 24 hour staffing
Accessibility
  • All communal spaces are accessible by wheelchair users
  • Most residents find getting to the site:
    • easy
    • manageable
    • difficult
  • Less mobile people find getting to the site:
    • easy
    • manageable
    • difficult

Services

Support services
  • Community alarm service
  • Alarm to call on-site staff
  • Housing support service (SP tasks)
  • Domestic assistance
  • Light domestic cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Housework
  • Personal laundry service
  • Hairdressing on site
  • Chiropody
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sensors (detectors) and monitors
  • Personal sensors
  • Property-based sensors
Meals
  • Meals are available on a regular basis
  • A daily meal is available
  • Details: 3 meals a day
  • Breakfast always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Lunch always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Dinner always available in restaurant/dining room
  • Breakfast can be delivered to individual homes
  • Lunch can be delivered to individual homes
  • Dinner can be delivered to individual homes
  • Restaurant is open to outsiders
  • There is generally a choice of menu
  • Residents are consulted on menus
  • All meals are prepared on the scheme
  • Vegetarians are specifically catered for
  • Special diets can usually be provided for
  • We can meet cultural dietary preferences
Care services
  • Personal care services
  • Dementia care
  • Care for people with learning disabilities
  • Nursing care
  • Intermediate care
  • Respite care
  • Mental frailty
  • Physical disabilities
  • Behavioural problems
  • Terminal illness
  • Our scheme is best suited to care for:
  • People who need minimal help
  • People who need moderate help
  • People who need a high level of help

Eligibility / Admission

User profile
  • 55 is the lower age limits for new residents
  • We cater for people with no/low level care needs
  • We are aiming at a mixed care levels population
  • Admission criteria are similar to residential care
  • Residents will not need to move except to hospital
  • The scheme is intended or specially suited to a specific religious, ethnic, profession or other group
  • The scheme is restricted to a specific group
Applicants must:
  • Be self-funders
  • Be on state benefits
  • Have local connections
  • Have a housing needs assessment
  • Have a community care assessment
  • Have a risk assessment
  • Have a health assessment
  • Have minimum housing support need
  • Have minimum personal care need
  • Have less than a maximum personal care need
For couples, both partners must:
  • Have minimum housing support need
  • Have minimum personal care need
We accept people with:
  • Visual impairment
  • Deafness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Faecal incontinence
We would normally accept people with:
  • Memory problems - moderate
  • Memory problems - severe
  • Challenging behaviour - disruptive
  • Challenging behaviour - physically violent
  • Mobility problems - frame
  • Mobility problems - wheelchair
  • Mobility problems - bedfast
  • Wandering problems - inside home
  • Wandering problems - outside home

Management / costs

Management
  • Compared to our other schemes, this one is:
    • Popular
    • Average
    • Not so popular
    • Slow to let/sell
  • There is a tenants/residents association
Housing staff
  • Resident scheme manager
  • Non-resident manager
  • Housing staff on duty:
    • part time
    • normal hours
    • 24 hours
    • 7 days
Care staff
  • Site-based care staff
  • On-site care staff 24/7
Staff facilities
  • Manager's office
  • Care staff office
  • Staff overnight room with en-suite
  • Staff rest room with kitchenette
  • Staff locker and changing room
  • Main catering kitchen
Costs
Average new let rents excluding all charges:
Studio £545.00 per week
1 bedroom £745.00 per week
2 bedroom £995.00 per week
Rents updated: 01/01/1970
Prices updated: 01/01/1970

Info updated: 30/07/2018   Update info

Availability

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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).
Managed by
Hawthorns Retirement Group UK Ltd
The Hawthorns Retirement Group offers luxury rented retirement living with all inclusive monthly rental fees. Dining, housekeeping, bills, maintenance, laundry, shared activities and excursions are all included, and on-site managers are available 24 hours a day.

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