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Tabor Court

Beech Hill, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 4YJ. Extra care housing

Howard Cottage Housing Association

Managed by: Howard Cottage Housing Association

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Manager's description

“We launched our pioneering Flexicare housing service in December 2011 at Tabor Court, which was one of our original five sheltered schemes in Letchworth Garden City.

Flexicare, sometimes known as 'extra care' is an innovative housing option that enables residents to continue living independently in their home, rather than having to move to a residential care home.

It’s a really good option for people who wish to plan for their future care needs, because it offers a place to move and grow into, rather than somewhere to go at the point of crisis.

Tabor Court has a scheme manager and an on site 24 hour care team. The scheme manager is available Mon- Fri 9am – 5pm and is there to respond to emergencies during office hours, manage your changing needs, offer practical support and help with things like benefits and finances, assist with social activities, manage health & safety, security, help you to maintain your independence, and giving you a voice to make your own choices.

The care team are available throughout the day to help with all aspects of personal care, meal preparation and medication. They will also encourage independence and assist you with socialising within the scheme.

Residents pay their rent and service charge which covers utilities and communal services. Care charges are assessed on an individual basis by social services”

Main facts

  • Extra care housing
  • 36 flats. Built in 1993. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties
  • Flexicare scheme with on-site care staff (24 hours / 7 days), Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • lift, lounge, laundry, guest facilities, garden, conservatory, cafe, assisted bathing facility
  • Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 15 yards; shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 1 mile(s); town centre 1 mile(s); social centre 2 mile(s)
  • Weekly Social Activities include: weekly bingo, coffee morning, afternoon tea, college courses, weekly carpet bowls, seated exercise by fully qualified members of staff, daily lunch club, monthly entertainment and celebrations throughout the year (Valentines, Easter, and Christmas), organised by social club and warden. Some meals available (lunch, Wednesday). New residents accepted from 60 years of age
  • Tenure(s): Rent (social landlord)

Info updated: 09/01/2015. Update info



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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).

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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

  • Lovely residents and excellent staff! Made by a visitor in 2017

  • It is a good environment to work in, it's a friendly welcoming scheme, all staff collaborate well together, and all the staff and our care team work hard to ensure our residents feel it is a great place to live. Made by a staff member in 2017

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