School Court

Extra care housing
Station Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 4UA
Station Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 4UA

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Manager's Description

"For further information please contact School Court :-
email: manager.school@extracare.org.uk
Tel: 01543 422566
Fax: 01543 426844"

Main Facts

Extra care housing
41 flats. Built in 1994. Sizes 1 bedroom.
Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Non-resident management staff (24 hours, 7 days) and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Dining room, Laundry, Garden, Community centre, Hobby room, Activities room, Hairdressing salon, Assisted bathing facility
Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy, but less so for less mobile people. Distances: bus stop 50 yards; shop 200 yards; post office 0.5 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 500 yards.
Regular social activities include: Tai Chi, Drama, Yoga, Crafts, Dance classes, organised by Social club staff and Activity Co-ordinator. Meal(s) available. New residents accepted from 55 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced.
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
Care provider: Nexxus Trading Services Limited

Info updated: 16/06/2014   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:
Activities and outings
Care services
Lifestyle
Link with community at large
Number / size of facilities
Overall ratings
Practicality of the individual apartments
Quality of design
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the garden
Quality of the individual apartments
Space standards of individual apartments

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

"Because we do provide better lives for our residents. Residents always come first and everyone goes the extra mile. Our oldest resident is 101 and has..." Show more
"Because we do provide better lives for our residents. Residents always come first and everyone goes the extra mile. Our oldest resident is 101 and has lived here since we opened in 1994 and she was fully independent until last year when she chose to have support from us." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017

"The happy calm atmosphere makes me feel safe and secure. The care given by the staff shows that we are valued as individuals."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly helpers, excellent, clean, entertainment."
Made by a visitor in 2017

"Feeling very safe. Staff very good, very helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Like you own home - friendly management and staff - great activities - good friends - very safe - good meals - always warm & happy - helpful volunteer..." Show more
"Like you own home - friendly management and staff - great activities - good friends - very safe - good meals - always warm & happy - helpful volunteers." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"We are very fortunate and privileged to be living is a safe and friendly place. We have such a good manager who you can go to with any problem; and st..." Show more
"We are very fortunate and privileged to be living is a safe and friendly place. We have such a good manager who you can go to with any problem; and staff are very good and trustworthy." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly & relaxing; I feel safe in the knowledge that help is here. The staff always treat me as I am, no a number, but as a friend. Never lonely her..." Show more
"Friendly & relaxing; I feel safe in the knowledge that help is here. The staff always treat me as I am, no a number, but as a friend. Never lonely here, always a choice of activities. Lovely clean flats and the best people to care for us." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Very friendly and homely place to live. Very clean. All staff are helpful & friendly. Meals and flats are very nice."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here for 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time, Everyone is so friendly; a lovely flat. Staff are very helpful at all times. Good ..." Show more
"I have lived here for 10 years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time, Everyone is so friendly; a lovely flat. Staff are very helpful at all times. Good meals in restaurant. There isn't anything I would change." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I loved it from the very first day. The staff, from the manageress to the volunteers are really lovely, so very helpful. This was the start of my new ..." Show more
"I loved it from the very first day. The staff, from the manageress to the volunteers are really lovely, so very helpful. This was the start of my new life and I am still having the time of my life after living here 13 years." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I love it here. Everyone so kind and helpful. Meal are marvelous. Staff very friendly & helpful."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here for 8 years. I love my flat with new kitchen and bathroom. Since moving in, my family are pleased that I am in a safe place. The sta..." Show more
"I have lived here for 8 years. I love my flat with new kitchen and bathroom. Since moving in, my family are pleased that I am in a safe place. The staff are friendly and approachable. I am youngest here, but do not regret moving in." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"To me it is my home. Staff are very kind and residents are all friendly. It is a safe environment; plenty of activities."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The staff and the friendship of the staff and other people who live here, and I can keep my dog with me."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It is very homely. My flat is very nice, lovely and warm. Residents are nice & friendly; so are the staff."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Meeting people and getting support."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here as I am cared for. The staff do a very good job and I get on very well with all pf them. I came here because I was lonely."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here for 8.5 years. I do not regret it at all. I am very happy. the staff are very kind & helpful - I am on care. It is like one happy fa..." Show more
"I have lived here for 8.5 years. I do not regret it at all. I am very happy. the staff are very kind & helpful - I am on care. It is like one happy family. You always got someone to talk to." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I find it a very nice place to live. It is very secure, happy & friendly. Very kind staff. Close to amenities. A lot o things going on."
Made by a resident in 2017

"When the optician said I was partially sighted, I was very upset. I joined the social club at School Court. After a while family decided for a flat. I..." Show more
"When the optician said I was partially sighted, I was very upset. I joined the social club at School Court. After a while family decided for a flat. It proved very very good. Don't cook any food in the flat. Flat very good, plus staff. Very happy, very secure." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. Have some nice activities. Also a nice safe warm flat."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Nice place - friendly - my nails done - socializing - the dinners - always someone to help - very clean - hair done."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Friendly - clean - someone to help when needed - great volunteers - talking to people."
Made by a resident in 2017

"It's very nice here, and clean. All staff are very friendly, meals are nice, Flats are very clean."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Because the staff are always helpful. We have diners that are great. We have entertainment in the evening. In the event of being taken ill in the nigh..." Show more
"Because the staff are always helpful. We have diners that are great. We have entertainment in the evening. In the event of being taken ill in the night, you only have to press your safety button around your neck." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I like the company of other residents. It's close to family, close to the shops to which I go regularly. Caring staff. I join in entertainment."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like living here for security reasons. The staff are very helpful. There's plenty going on, so you don't get bored. Plenty of entertainment."
Made by a resident in 2017

"Happy place to live. Well looked after. Great staff. Have fun. We all get on together because we choose what we want."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I am comfortable, safe and help on hand if I need it. Family happy and worry free, someone available if I need it."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I have lived here for 10 years. I am still independent. I have help when it is needed. I am quite happy. The staff is very good."
Made by a resident in 2017

"The manager is great and so are the carers. It's a team. Your own flat, go in and out as you please. Plenty of lighting around. Also plenty of facilit..." Show more
"The manager is great and so are the carers. It's a team. Your own flat, go in and out as you please. Plenty of lighting around. Also plenty of facilities, and also cameras, cctv; we are safe." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"School court is a building at the heart of it is a fabulous staff. Last year was a difficult one but they all pulled together and saw the residents di..." Show more
"School court is a building at the heart of it is a fabulous staff. Last year was a difficult one but they all pulled together and saw the residents didn't suffer. These girls are pearls beyond price. Thank you." Show less

Made by a resident in 2017

"I have my own space which is lovely. I have lovely neighbours here and the staff are wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble for them."
Made by a resident in 2017

"I like to come to day care as it helps with my depression; also meeting other people and being involved in different activities. It also gives my care..." Show more
"I like to come to day care as it helps with my depression; also meeting other people and being involved in different activities. It also gives my carers some respite time." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I don't live here, but my husband attends the social day care three days a week, giving me time to recharge myself to care for him the rest of the wee..." Show more
"I don't live here, but my husband attends the social day care three days a week, giving me time to recharge myself to care for him the rest of the week. I am happy to take/leave him with caring professional staff. They give me feedback each day as to how he has been doing, joining in activities or not. He is always content about going there. I am contacted immediately if he is unwell." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017

"I have my independence and privacy in my flat, but the staff are always there for me if I have any problems."
Made by a resident in 2017

"My mother attends the social club twice weekly. It has given her a new lease of life. She looks forward to each session and has made a lot of friends...." Show more
"My mother attends the social club twice weekly. It has given her a new lease of life. She looks forward to each session and has made a lot of friends. All professional people I have spoken to have said without exception, that it is a wonderful place. All the staff are very happy and welcoming. My mother is well cared for whilst there. She has macular degeneration and is not able to complete this herself." Show less

Made by a visitor in 2017
National Housing for Older People Awards
National commended award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Housing-with-care 36-41 units.
Sponsor: .
National silver award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Housing-with-care 36-48 units.
Sponsor: ARCO.
National gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2011.
Category: Housing-with-care 30-44 units.
Sponsor: Barton Willmore.
National silver award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014.
Category: Housing-with-care 30-44 units.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.
National gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010.
Category: Best scheme, any size.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.
National gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2012.
Category: Best scheme, any size.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.
National gold award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Best scheme/development, any size, any type.
Sponsor: Barton Willmore.
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