Woodthorpe Court

Retirement housing
Chestnut Walk, Sherwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 4DY
Chestnut Walk, Sherwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 4DY

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Services
Residents
Management / Costs

Manager's Description

" Woodthorpe Court is one of two tower blocks in the stunning setting of Woodthorpe Park in Sherwood, and boasts panoramic views over the city and the park literally on your doorstep. Living between M..." Show more " Woodthorpe Court is one of two tower blocks in the stunning setting of Woodthorpe Park in Sherwood, and boasts panoramic views over the city and the park literally on your doorstep. Living between Mapperley Top and Mansfield Road, you'll be close to independent shops, big name supermarkets, restaurants and cafes." Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
90 flats. Built in 1965 and renovated in 2017. Sizes 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom.
Visiting management staff (Independent Living Co-ordinator and Nottingham on Call) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Laundry, Activities room
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site fairly easy. Distances: bus stop 100 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s).
Regular Social Activities include: coffee morning/afternoon, knit & natter, meals out and lunch club, organised by Tenants and Activity Co-ordinator. New residents accepted from 60 years of age.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

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: coffee morning/afternoon, knit & natter, meals out and lunch club
  • 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
Statement of purpose
(the ethos and purpose of the scheme as described to a potential resident)
To provide quality housing with additional access to friendly and knowledgeable Independent Living Coordinators.
Assessment of outcomes
(to help assess the quality of service and the well-being of residents)
* Individual Tenancy support needs and risk assessment * Customer Satisfaction Surveys * ISO 9001 Nottingham City Homes were named as Landlord of the Year 2018.

Buildings

The buildings and the environment
Year built: 1965
Year of major remodelling: 2017
Number of stories: 15
  • Lift(s). Number of Lifts: 2
  • Stair lift(s)
  • The location is generally regarded as:
    • Desirable
    • Average
    • Not so desirable
Distances to external facilities:
Bus stop 100 yards
Local shop 0.5 mile
Post office 0.5 mile
GP surgery 0.5 mile
Town/shop centre 0.5 mile

Individual properties
90 properties
Property details:
1-bedroom apartments: 30
2-bedroom apartments: 60
Including:
limited mobility properties: 90
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: 40
Technology and design
  • Communal facilities are designed for sensory impairment
  • Wired for telecare
  • Telecare installed
  • Smart Home
  • CCTV
  • Others
  • Facility security features: Door entry system, CCTV and telecare
  • Security features for individual properties: Telecare
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
  • Provided by: Nottingham on Call
  • 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
  • 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
  • 60 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
Rents updated: 01/01/1970
Prices updated: 01/01/1970

Info updated: 13/08/2018   Update info

Availability

Check with Nottingham City Homes - none notified to EAC - Advertise vacancies / sales.

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).

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

"It is situated within a large park with fantastic views over the surrounding area. It is nearing the end of a major upgrading of the original building..." Show more
"It is situated within a large park with fantastic views over the surrounding area. It is nearing the end of a major upgrading of the original building and newbuild on behalf of Nottingham City Homes. There is plenty of support from NCH and their employees " Show less

Made by a resident in 2019
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