Mill Spring Court

Retirement housing
Park Street, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3SE
Park Street, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3SE

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Manager's Description

"Mill Spring Court was officially opened in April 1988 by the Mayor of Sefton. This is a building that offers independent living fior the over 60's who feel they require some support from the many serv..." Show more "Mill Spring Court was officially opened in April 1988 by the Mayor of Sefton. This is a building that offers independent living fior the over 60's who feel they require some support from the many services provided. It is situated in a built up residential area close to all amenities such as shopping centre, G.P. & Clinic surgeries, train station, and parks. Surrounded by gardens the building itself has two storeys and has easy access lifets for tenants who need them.
Mill Spring offers 52 one bedroomed self contained flats with a veranda, all consisting of an integrated kitchen with waist height oven for easy access. You will find that the majority of flats have a shower with grab rails, and an OT assessment can be arranged to assist with further helping aids if required. All flats have the extra bonus of having assistive technology fitted in each room, offering a 24 hour service, with a scheme manager one site for 36 hours a week, & carers can be organised via a referal to a social worker to suit in the individual needs.
Communal activities such as bingo, lunch and breakfast club, armchair exercises, computer clubs or you can just drop I for a cup of tea/coffee in the lounge, these are arranged to suit the tenants needs and any activities can be found on the notice board or via the Mill Spring Court' monthly newsletter.
Promoting independent living at the scheme, tenants enjoy knowing that they have their own front door and can come and go as they please. Tenants can often be found chatting in the communal laundry or onsite salon whilst getting their hair done, or even sitting in the communal lounge of a morning or mid afternoon chatting over a cup of tea." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
52 flats. Built in 1987 and renovated in 2009. Sizes 1 bedroom.
Visiting management staff, Non-resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, Conservatory, Hairdressing salon, Library
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 10 yards; shop 10 yards; post office 0.25 mile(s); town centre 0.25 mile(s); GP 10 yards; social centre 10 yards.
Regular Social Activities include: Bingo, darts & pool, breakfast club, armchair exercise, and card making, organised by Scheme Manager. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 27/02/2012   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:
Convenience of the location
Lifestyle
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Privacy
Quality of the facilities
Quality of the individual apartments

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

"The independent living officer, Jeanette make you feel very welcome whenever I visit and all the resident are really nice."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"Very inclusive scheme, everyone gets involved and fab Independent Living Officer :-)"
Made by a staff member in 2019

"MIll Spring Court is a wonderful scheme and now with the refreshing refurbishment, makes it all the more warm and welcoming. Having worked on the sch..." Show more
"MIll Spring Court is a wonderful scheme and now with the refreshing refurbishment, makes it all the more warm and welcoming. Having worked on the scheme with local contractors/SPS I feel that it is now a place to be enjoyed by all who reside there." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Lovely atmosphere, fantastic staff, beautifully decorated and overall a nice place for all "
Made by a staff member in 2019

"Staff are friendly and helpful"
Made by a visitor in 2019

"I like everything about living here; I waited about 18 months to move in but eventually got a flat. I help our organising various activities with othe..." Show more
"I like everything about living here; I waited about 18 months to move in but eventually got a flat. I help our organising various activities with other tenants, now good friends." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I enjoy playing darts and dominoes in the communal lounge. I have made lots of friends and enjoy being able to get out of my flat to join in activitie..." Show more
"I enjoy playing darts and dominoes in the communal lounge. I have made lots of friends and enjoy being able to get out of my flat to join in activities in a safe environment. I also enjoy pamper sessions." Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"I have good company and have lots of friends, I have joined in different activities in the scheme, which I hadn't tried before I moved in."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Plenty going on in scheme and I have met some nice people. I feel safe in the building and in my flat."
Made by a resident in 2019

"Provides comfortable and supportive housing for my grandmother."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"I love living here everyone is so nice and helpful . Am never alone because residents our always knocking for me to play bingo in the lounge."
Made by a resident in 2019

"The community is amazing. We all look out for each other and the range of activities is brilliant. I was nervous of leaving my other flat and joinin..." Show more
"The community is amazing. We all look out for each other and the range of activities is brilliant. I was nervous of leaving my other flat and joining here as I didn’t know anyone but now I feel like I’m part of the family. " Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I help out in my free time. One of the residents turned 100 in 2018 which is amazing."
Made by a volunteer in 2019

"Friendly staff with great atmosphere . The residents run a lot of activity’s for a lot of older residents during the day and night including days ou..." Show more
"Friendly staff with great atmosphere . The residents run a lot of activity’s for a lot of older residents during the day and night including days out. So they're never alone." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"Millspring Court is a very welcoming scheme and there is always someone there to greet visitors with a warm smile. The scheme is used as a hub to del..." Show more
"Millspring Court is a very welcoming scheme and there is always someone there to greet visitors with a warm smile. The scheme is used as a hub to deliver services within the local community such as essential health, in partnership with local health organisations." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"You can almost 'taste' the homely atmosphere, the people have a huge say on the structure of their environment and the Resident's Committee is bouyant..." Show more
"You can almost 'taste' the homely atmosphere, the people have a huge say on the structure of their environment and the Resident's Committee is bouyant!" Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"The place is so friendly and staff very helpful."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"It has a lovely friendly and social atmosphere ."
Made by a visitor in 2019

"The vibe as you walk into the scheme is welcoming and warm, there is something always going on.
Community spirit is at the heart of everything that h..." Show more
"The vibe as you walk into the scheme is welcoming and warm, there is something always going on.
Community spirit is at the heart of everything that happens at the scheme." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Staff are great and facilities make the place so homely."
Made by a staff member in 2019

"I visit my dad almost every day and I feel very comfortable knowing my dad is safe within this environment. It is bright and inviting with no dark ar..." Show more
"I visit my dad almost every day and I feel very comfortable knowing my dad is safe within this environment. It is bright and inviting with no dark areas. The lounge is wonderful with computer access and a large TV. Very cosy." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2019

"I have lived at this address for over four years and I feel very safe and secure. I feel that the manager is very caring and can't do enough for you...." Show more
"I have lived at this address for over four years and I feel very safe and secure. I feel that the manager is very caring and can't do enough for you. She and her staff were wonderful to me when my wife died earlier this year" Show less

Made by a resident in 2019

"It's inclusive, warm, friendly, and caring environment is obvious to all who call there, even if they only call to visit family etc. Its modern but c..." Show more
"It's inclusive, warm, friendly, and caring environment is obvious to all who call there, even if they only call to visit family etc. Its modern but cosy surroundings make it comfortable and a practical place to live. There are always regular events evey week." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Lovely friendly and comfortable environment for tenants and families to relax and enjoy whether this be in their own flats or communal arears.
Lots o..." Show more
"Lovely friendly and comfortable environment for tenants and families to relax and enjoy whether this be in their own flats or communal arears.
Lots of activities for tenants and Also includes the local older people in surrounding community.
I really look forward to coming into work each day " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2019

"Been lead artist on art project at Mill Spring in 2016. Staff are friendly & supportive to there tenants & visitors. Providing calm, relaxed & enjoyab..." Show more
"Been lead artist on art project at Mill Spring in 2016. Staff are friendly & supportive to there tenants & visitors. Providing calm, relaxed & enjoyable environment." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Pleasant"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I really enjoy coming to work here, I find the staff extremely friendly and are always helpful & polite. I feel relaxed which helps me get on with my ..." Show more
"I really enjoy coming to work here, I find the staff extremely friendly and are always helpful & polite. I feel relaxed which helps me get on with my job. There is always parking available and this is a bonus when rushing around from job to job. Great place here." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"Friendly, warm and inviting."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Absolutely beautiful settings, every window you look out to greenery trees & flowers. Staff very helpful & friendly & lovely mixture of tenants, makes..." Show more
"Absolutely beautiful settings, every window you look out to greenery trees & flowers. Staff very helpful & friendly & lovely mixture of tenants, makes this place a real home from home. Very well situated for shops & transport. I am really pleased I am employed at this site over past 9 years." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"Lovely environment, great tenants that care for each other, excellent staff and landlord, a real sense of home here. "
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Lovely scheme and very welcoming. "
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Staff are great and residents feel secure and happy. Lots of facilities and support available to meet everyone's needs."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I used to work with the residents in this scheme and it is such a lovely set-up. The communal room and the specially adapted garden for wheelchair us..." Show more
"I used to work with the residents in this scheme and it is such a lovely set-up. The communal room and the specially adapted garden for wheelchair users are excellent facilities and are very welcoming. It is a really nice place to live." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"Mill Spring allows people to keep their independence, whilst providing support. It also has a great community which helps its tenants."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"They look very well after the tenants and staff who works there."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Friendly, warm and inviting place to live or visit. Currently being renovated to an even higher standard of decor. Central to shopping bus service a..." Show more
"Friendly, warm and inviting place to live or visit. Currently being renovated to an even higher standard of decor. Central to shopping bus service and train station. Mill spring court hold lots of events, including days out, art courses, light exercises, and Sefton Opera. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"A fantastic place to live, homely, welcoming with a real community spirit. I love visiting as part of my role. Staff and residents have great relati..." Show more
"A fantastic place to live, homely, welcoming with a real community spirit. I love visiting as part of my role. Staff and residents have great relationships, they trust each other and this makes it a happy home." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"The best place to be.. "
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Mill Spring Court is a unique place which provide a nice environment for residents to be themselves with excellent independent living support provided..." Show more
"Mill Spring Court is a unique place which provide a nice environment for residents to be themselves with excellent independent living support provided by experienced and friendly staff. " Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"Beautiful safe place, I feel safe and secure, great support from ovh, activities if I want to be involved. "
Made by a resident in 2017

"Excellent location, quiet, nice are, local shops nearby and various transport links. lovely staff & residents."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Excellent location, very handy for local amenities, shops, etc. Good transport links for buses and trains. Clean. Staff are very helpful and friendly."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My father lives at Mill Spring Court and loves the place. He has lived there for 5 years and thoroughly enjoys it. Jeanette is fantastic and nothing i..." Show more
"My father lives at Mill Spring Court and loves the place. He has lived there for 5 years and thoroughly enjoys it. Jeanette is fantastic and nothing is a bother for her. She is a great Warden." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"My father in law lives here and thoroughly enjoys it. Jeanette is a fabulous warden."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"I have lived here for 5 years and cannot state how much I love living here. Jeanette is a marvel and very approachable."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Great location for doctors, health needs, etc. Close to shops and good for transport links. Fantastic staff, good communication."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Excellent location. Access to shopping centre, doctor surgeries, local shops. Beautiful gardens. Excellent transport links. Scheme is clean, well deco..." Show more
"Excellent location. Access to shopping centre, doctor surgeries, local shops. Beautiful gardens. Excellent transport links. Scheme is clean, well decorated. Friendly atmosphere. Scheme manager and staff friendly, professional and helpful." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"This seems like a very well managed scheme with lots of engagement with residents."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"It's really friendly."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Fantastic environment!"
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Nice atmosphere, helpful staff and tenants seem content "
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Janet the scheme manager is amazing "
Made by a staff member in 2017

"The Independent Living Officer is amazing "
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Secure, friendly environment. Excellent social activities. Excellent staff "
Made by a staff member in 2017

"Whenever I have visited it always seems to have such a lovely atmosphere and I think the staff who work at the scheme really care about the residents ..." Show more
"Whenever I have visited it always seems to have such a lovely atmosphere and I think the staff who work at the scheme really care about the residents there" Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"Central for shops, clinics, GP, bus stop outside. Friendly, safe. Good manager & nice neighbours."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly, feel safe, lovely manager who is very helpful, and pleasant neighbours. What more could I want?"
Made by a resident in 2017

"Love living here; feel safe, and always someone to talk to. as the saying goes, it's good to talk."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Near to doctors, buses, clinic and shopping centre"
Made by a resident in 2017

"I feel secure and not lonely. the warden is excellent and is always there if I need help."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like company and can come in the lounge and have a tea and talk."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Good company, breakfast club, feel safe, warden controlled."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Clean, warm & very sociable. A nice afternoon out. Very welcoming. I am just a visitor."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"It is cosy and welcoming, lovely and clean. Janette, the lady who runs it, is an asset to the place. It is a lovely pleasant place to be."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because they have communal activities and a lovely lounge"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Nice friendly place."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I enjoy socialising with friends & residents in the communal activities"
Made by a visitor in 2017

"My mum and dad live here and at first I thought it was an old folks home but changed my opinion very soon.They are very happy living there and its pea..." Show more
"My mum and dad live here and at first I thought it was an old folks home but changed my opinion very soon.They are very happy living there and its peace of mind for myself and all our family. Warm friendly staff and convenient for shops." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"My mum and dad moved into Mill Spring court 3 years ago. I was very apprehensive about it at first but after a while was very happy about it. I know m..." Show more
"My mum and dad moved into Mill Spring court 3 years ago. I was very apprehensive about it at first but after a while was very happy about it. I know mum and dad are safe and warm and it's a load off my mind knowing this." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"Since moving into Mill Spring my wife and I have been very happy. As you get older shopping and transport can get harder. But the convenience of local..." Show more
"Since moving into Mill Spring my wife and I have been very happy. As you get older shopping and transport can get harder. But the convenience of local bus service outside and shops it is the ideal place to live out our retirement. Always nice and warm the staff are brilliant." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I love living in Mill Spring because it feels very safe and secure, there is always someone in the office or on care line if you are ill or feel vulne..." Show more
"I love living in Mill Spring because it feels very safe and secure, there is always someone in the office or on care line if you are ill or feel vulnerable and unable to contact relatives, all facilities and buses are on the doorstep it's like living in a village." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"The scheme has a good feel about it, there's a good buzz and the staff team who work there are great and put their customers first."
Made by a staff member in 2017

"I feel safe living here. CCTV to our early morning call. We also have great support form our I.L.O. Jeanette Tinsley. Also the lounge is a good meetin..." Show more
"I feel safe living here. CCTV to our early morning call. We also have great support form our I.L.O. Jeanette Tinsley. Also the lounge is a good meeting place - so no need to feel lonely." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Fantastic place to live. Warden very helpful and friendly. Neighbours lovely people. Cannot ask for a nicer place to live. I am very happy here."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Mill Spring Court is a lovely lively place; tenants are such a mixed bunch of individuals who enjoy the company of others and the choice of privacy in..." Show more
"Mill Spring Court is a lovely lively place; tenants are such a mixed bunch of individuals who enjoy the company of others and the choice of privacy in there own homes. I feel happy to come into work each day what ever may happen. No problem is too big anytime." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017
National Housing for Older People Awards
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Retirement housing 50 units and over.
Sponsor: ERoSH.
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