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Five Fields Court

The Centre, Greenstead Estate, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3PX. Enhanced sheltered housing

Genesis Housing Association

Managed by: Genesis Housing Association

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Manager's description

“Mental stimulation plays an important role at our scheme to promote mental heath well-being & we have a full calendar of social activities”

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Main facts

  • Enhanced sheltered housing
  • 24 flats. Built in 1997. Sizes studio. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties
  • Extra Care scheme with Non-resident management staff (24 hours, 7 days) and Careline alarm service
  • Lift, lounge, dining room, laundry, guest facilities, garden, hairdressing salon, library, assisted bathing facility
  • Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 45 yards; shop 20 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 4 mile(s); GP 40 yards; social centre 20 yards
  • Regular Social Activities include: Many and varied - for example raffles, quizzes, bingo, visiting hairdresser and chiropodist, crafts, bingo/games, outings, entertainers, and jumble sales/raffles to raise money for the residents social fund.Every year we hold special event days for World Action against Elder Abuse, National Older People's Day, and Dignity Day., organised by scheme staff and residents. New residents accepted from 55 years of age
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)
  • Cost: Rents from £83 exclusive per week (at 11/10/2017)

Info updated: 11/10/2017. Update info


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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:

  • Consultation
  • Number / size of facilities
  • Practicality of the individual apartments
  • Quality of the garden
  • Space standards of individual apartments

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Comments made in nominations for the EAC National Housing for Older People AwardsEAC Housing for Older People Award - Retirement housingEAC Housing for Older People Award - Housing with care

  • I am happy knowing my relative is safe and that the Warden is available should she need help. It's nice to know she has a hot meal during the day. Made by a visitor in 2017

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National Housing for Older People Awards

Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2015
Highly commended in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Housing-with-care, Housing-with-care 18-35 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2014
Highly commended in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014.
Category: Retirement housing, Retirement housing 24-29 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2013Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2013
Highly commended in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Retirement housing and Housing-with-care, Under 30 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2011
Gold award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2011.
Category: Housing-with-care, Housing-with-care under 30 units.
Sponsor: The ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

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The Centre, Greenstead Estate, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3PX

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