Sycamore House

Retirement housing
Sycamore Gardens, Hammersmith, London, W6 0AS
Sycamore Gardens, Hammersmith, London, W6 0AS

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Manager's Description

"Sycamore House today provides 52 comfortable flats for men and women. Twenty flats are in a newly built wing opened in March 2012 and the 32 are in the original buildings. Ten flats are suitable for m..." Show more "Sycamore House today provides 52 comfortable flats for men and women. Twenty flats are in a newly built wing opened in March 2012 and the 32 are in the original buildings. Ten flats are suitable for married couples and 6 are fully adapted to the highest standards for wheelchair users. They have all been sympathetically designed to provide maximum comfort. The flats share access to a beautiful, fully enclosed courtyard garden. Other facilities include a large Residents’ Hall for social activities, meeting friends or just relaxing. In the new block there is also a library and computer suite for residents and a smaller meeting room that can be used for classes, recreational activities or smaller social functions.

All the flats are carpeted throughout, are well decorated and centrally heated. The sitting rooms are spacious and light and the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. The kitchens have built-in units including an oven and separate hob with extractor fan. There is also a space for a fridge-freezer. The bathroom has either a bath or shower. All the rooms have a generous supply of power points and a television aerial socket. Residents provide their own furniture and the Scheme Manager can advise on suitability if necessary.

The majority of ground floor flats and all the newly refurbished first floor flats in the original buildings are now equipped with wet rooms to permit maximum accessibility for those of limited mobility who may find getting into and out of a bath difficult. First floor flats in the original buildings are not served by lifts so residents must be sufficiently mobile to cope with a limited number of stairs. The Scheme Manager or Relief Scheme Manager visits’ each day or more often if needed. Their aim is to ensure the well-being of all residents without intruding on their right to privacy. For added security, each flat has a Scheme Manager call system. For more information about Sycamore House contact the Scheme Manager on 020 8600 0650." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
52 flats. Built in 1950 and renovated in 2012. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Non-resident management staff (7 days) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Stair lift(s), Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Library, library is also a computer room, kitchen
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 50 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 1 mile(s); GP 500 yards; social centre 0.5 mile(s).
This almshouse charity caters for: People 60 years and over, on low income assets. They must also be presently living in W6 or those part of W14 and W4 in the former parish of Hammersmith.. Regular Social Activities include: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday bingo sessions, Thursday coffee mornings, day trips, entertainers at parties, and there is a greenhouse for potting plants, organised by Residents and Scheme Manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Tenure(s): licence

Info updated: 09/05/2016
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Availability

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Residents' views

A number of residents have used EAC's resident consultation card game to give their views on aspects of where they live. They gave top marks to this scheme for:
Activities and outings
Convenience of the location
Number / size of facilities
Practicality of the individual apartments
Privacy
Quality of the garden
Quality of the individual apartments

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

"Beautiful garden, warm, caring atmosphere and lovely flats."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"When I moved in my late wife was ill and disabled we were both made welcome and my wife loved to join in the social events.when she passed away everyo..." Show more
"When I moved in my late wife was ill and disabled we were both made welcome and my wife loved to join in the social events.when she passed away everyone was very supportive." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Pleasant and peaceful. Lovely gardens."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"It is very modern but homely at the same time. It has good facilities, encourages other older people in the area to join in activities like seated yog..." Show more
"It is very modern but homely at the same time. It has good facilities, encourages other older people in the area to join in activities like seated yoga sessions. It has a full time scheme manager to arrange activities and outings. I would love to live there when I retire." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"A vibrant community of older people situated around beautiful gardens actively maintained by residents."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Lovely gardens, convivial atmosphere, a retreat from the hurly burly of inner West london."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"It is a very friendly scheme and inviting. Residents and Staff make people welcome. It is bright and airy and has a mixture of old and new. Very much ..." Show more
"It is a very friendly scheme and inviting. Residents and Staff make people welcome. It is bright and airy and has a mixture of old and new. Very much a community feel and the resources are good. Good activities for all to join in with." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"It is a safe and secure community with a wonderful Award Winning Garden and residents can participate as much or as little in community activities eg ..." Show more
"It is a safe and secure community with a wonderful Award Winning Garden and residents can participate as much or as little in community activities eg Bolder not Older, dance programme for over 70's" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017
National Housing for Older People Awards
London region silver award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2019.
Category: Retirement housing 44-52 units.
Sponsor: Legal & General.
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