Willowbank

Extra care housing
Logans Way, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambs, CB4 1BL
Logans Way, Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambs, CB4 1BL

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Managed by
Anchor
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

Manager's Description

"At Willowbank sheltered housing scheme in Cambridge, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfortabl..." Show more "At Willowbank sheltered housing scheme in Cambridge, we offer purpose-built properties for rent for people over the age of 55. You can enjoy your retirement and get the best out of life in comfortable surroundings with the benefit of having a scheme manager and a 24-hour alarm service if ever you have an emergency. At the scheme different levels of care are available how you need it when you need it.

You will not need to worry about maintenance and repairs as we take care of those. We provide a wide range of facilities, including a communal lounge, a garden or outside seating area, an on-site laundry, parking bays and, in many schemes, a guest room for visitors.

Sometimes you may want to be on your own and other times you may want to be sociable. Our properties give you that freedom and our scheme manager can help arrange social activities where you can meet other like-minded people. We know pets are important to some people and we have a policy which welcomes small pets. If you want to know more, please get in touch." Show less

Main Facts

Extra care housing
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
Care provider: Longhurst Group
34 flats. Built in 1996. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom. Includes wheelchair standard properties.
Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff, Resident management staff, Non-resident management staff (24 hours) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Hobby room, Activities room, Hairdressing salon, Library, Assisted bathing facility
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 0.5 mile(s); shop 1 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 3 mile(s); GP 1 mile(s).
Frequent social activities include: lunch club, bingo, cheese and wine parties, games evenings, organised by warden. Meal(s) available (lunch Monday and Thursday). New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted (subject to conditions).
Housing Authority: Cambridge
Social Care Authority: Cambridgeshire

Info updated: 15/05/2021
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Availability

Anchor welcomes enquiries for future vacancies in this extra care housing scheme.

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

"Clean, friendly and safe. Facilities excellent.
The high standards are achieved by the smooth running and organised skills of the Scheme Manger Rebecc..." Show more
"Clean, friendly and safe. Facilities excellent.
The high standards are achieved by the smooth running and organised skills of the Scheme Manger Rebecca Bradley " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Clean and inviting, a very well kept building located in an amazing location. Good facilities and lovely gardens.
Staff are really friendly and helpfu..." Show more
"Clean and inviting, a very well kept building located in an amazing location. Good facilities and lovely gardens.
Staff are really friendly and helpful. A very happy place." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It is very comfortable and takes into account everything that older people might need"
Made by a resident in 2019

"Wonderful location. Great atmosphere. Friendly neighbours. By far the best manager we've ever had."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Willowbank is beautifully clean and well-maintained. Rebecca does a wonderful job of keeping in touch with all the residents and encouraging them to s..." Show more
"Willowbank is beautifully clean and well-maintained. Rebecca does a wonderful job of keeping in touch with all the residents and encouraging them to socialise." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I love my flat and the building there are great staff the manager couldnt do anymore to make the place a nice friendly place to live."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Well maintained, friendly staff and always kept informed. "
Made by a resident in 2019

"Willowbank is such a happy place to be........as soon as I walk in the door I can feel it..........the staff are wonderful, the carers so caring and t..." Show more
"Willowbank is such a happy place to be........as soon as I walk in the door I can feel it..........the staff are wonderful, the carers so caring and the accommodation is practical and in a great setting" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Beautiful setting. Friendly staff and residents. overall a lovely place"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"This is a very caring and inclusive environment for all residents. The Scheme Manager sets an excellent example and should be commended for her thoug..." Show more
"This is a very caring and inclusive environment for all residents. The Scheme Manager sets an excellent example and should be commended for her thoughtful leadership." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I have elderly relatives living there, they are extremely happy with the community there, the staff and the accommodation. "
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Friendly staff, lovely decor, roasty toasty warm! My mother loves living there"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"There is always a friendly and warm welcome from all members of staff. The communal areas are clean, safe and thoughtfully laid out. Confident that th..." Show more
"There is always a friendly and warm welcome from all members of staff. The communal areas are clean, safe and thoughtfully laid out. Confident that the Residents' needs are at the heart of the Management." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Safe and secure, warm and comfortable and quiet, and good care and service."
Made by a resident in 2019

"living here gives me great security, beautiful accommodation, a very efficient and caring manager"
Made by a resident in 2019

"I am really impressed with Rebecca, the manager - her care, her willingness and friendliness; all the staff and carers - their support and kindness; ..." Show more
"I am really impressed with Rebecca, the manager - her care, her willingness and friendliness; all the staff and carers - their support and kindness; the cleanliness, brightness and freshness throughout the building; my mother's flat is ideal and she is very happy there!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I find it a nice clean place the staff are very helpful.My Aunt loves living there"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"lovely residents, lovely manager, love my job. good place to work. care team available 24/7, nice communal spaces, car parking at the front, residents..." Show more
"lovely residents, lovely manager, love my job. good place to work. care team available 24/7, nice communal spaces, car parking at the front, residents activities." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Lovely friendly scheme with a manager that cares about the tenants and go`s above and beyond. Great social events and even a chef who cooks for the te..." Show more
"Lovely friendly scheme with a manager that cares about the tenants and go`s above and beyond. Great social events and even a chef who cooks for the tenants. Amazing care team on site." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"It is a very well-run scheme with excellent facilities. The apartments are very comfortable, and any maintenance or repairs are done promptly, without..." Show more
"It is a very well-run scheme with excellent facilities. The apartments are very comfortable, and any maintenance or repairs are done promptly, without inconvenience. It is the best sheltered scheme I have ever seen." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"Lovely scheme manger enough space for car park , tidy building and clean "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"I am the care manager here. it has a friendly caring atmosphere. People are happy and feel at home here. It is also pet friendly which is important to..." Show more
"I am the care manager here. it has a friendly caring atmosphere. People are happy and feel at home here. It is also pet friendly which is important to some people in older age. The flats are large and comfortable and it is set in lovely grounds with nature abound." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"I have worked here for over 3 years and enjoyed every minute. It is a homely , respectful scheme looking after people with with a varied range of supp..." Show more
"I have worked here for over 3 years and enjoyed every minute. It is a homely , respectful scheme looking after people with with a varied range of support needs. We have an onsite care team to look after people should they need it in the future." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"The outside space is kept to a high standard. The building is well maintained clean bright. The staff are friendly professional welcoming. "
Made by a staff member in 2019
Managed by
Anchor
We believe that later life is for living

Anchor is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England. We're proudly not-for-profit, which means every penny we make is reinvested into maintaining our properties, improving our services and building more homes for people in later life.

National Housing for Older People Awards
East of England region gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2019.
Category: Retirement housing 31-36 units.
Sponsor: Retirement Homesearch.
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