Blackett Ord Court

Retirement housing
Stamford Avenue, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7EB
Stamford Avenue, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 7EB

Click to enlarge or scroll
Managed by
Housing 21
Supporting independence and choice for older people through affordable housing and care.

Housing 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for people aged 55 and above.

Manager's Description

""Life at Blackett Ord Court offers peace of mind and security with a residential Court Manager. There is a very busy social hub open to all residents who are welcome to bring along friends and family ..." Show more ""Life at Blackett Ord Court offers peace of mind and security with a residential Court Manager. There is a very busy social hub open to all residents who are welcome to bring along friends and family to all events. Situated in very pretty surroundings and close to the local town, various events are held in the lounge which residents are invited to join - Darts nights, Horse Race evenings, Entertainers singing, Games evenings not forgetting Bingo on Fridays, and The Forget-me-Not Club held by people from the community (games and speakers), where you can always find someone to have a chat and a cuppa with.

Our Court Manager Service is an important and integral part of Housing 21's approach to supporting our residents. It is designed to offer support and security to the court and those residents on court who need it. The service is about promoting and encouraging individuals to maintain their independence in their own home.

Our Managers are also responsible for the day to day running of the court including looking after the Health & Safety, property management and resident engagement"" Show less

Main Facts

Retirement housing
22 flats. Built in 1976. Sizes studio, 1 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties.
Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
Lift, Lounge, Laundry, Guest facilities, Garden, mobile library visits monthly
Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 0.25 mile(s); shop 0.25 mile(s); post office 0.25 mile(s); town centre 0.5 mile(s); GP 0.25 mile(s); social centre 0.25 mile(s).
Weekly Social Activities include: Hoy, bingo, lunch club, entertainment evenings, DVD afternoons, and a busy social club, organised by Court Manager and residents. New residents accepted from 62 years of age. Both cats & dogs generally accepted, but not to be replaced (subject to Housing & Care 21's pets policy).
Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 19/08/2019   Update info

Availability

Housing 21 welcomes enquiries for future vacancies in this Court.

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
Community spirit
Consultation
Lifestyle
Overall ratings
Privacy
Quality of the building and facilities
Quality of the facilities
Quality of the individual apartments
Safety and security
Space standards of individual apartments
Staff role and interaction

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

"Blackett Ord tenancies offer peace of mind, security and happiness: As the residential manager at Blackett Ord I am in the privileged position of assi..." Show more
"Blackett Ord tenancies offer peace of mind, security and happiness: As the residential manager at Blackett Ord I am in the privileged position of assisting and supporting people from all walks of life as little or as much as is needed." Show less

Made by a staff member in 2017
Managed by
Housing 21
Supporting independence and choice for older people through affordable housing and care.

Housing 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for people aged 55 and above.

National Housing for Older People Awards
National bronze award winner
in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Under 30 units.
Sponsor: EAC.
Memberships
ERoSH: The organisation that manages this scheme is a member of ERoSH, the national consortium for sheltered and retirement housing.
National Care Forum: The organisation that runs this care home is a member of the National Care Forum, whose mission is to promote the benefits of the not-for-profit model of care services provision.
Entertainers

These acts have recently performed here:
Street view
Map view
Entertainers

These acts have recently performed here: