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School Court

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

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Managed by: The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Creating better lives for older peopleThe ExtraCare Charitable Trust is committed to developing inspirational villages for the over 55s, as an alternative to the traditional care home. We enable older people to enjoy healthy, active, and independent lifestyles in their later years.

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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. Some meals 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: ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • Developed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

Info updated: 16/06/2014. 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:

  • 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

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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

  • 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. 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

  • 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. Made by a visitor 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 carers some respite time. Made by a visitor 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

  • 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. 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 facilities, and also cameras, cctv; we are safe. 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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. 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

  • Friendly - clean - someone to help when needed - great volunteers - talking to people. 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 staff, nothing too much trouble. Have some nice activities. Also a nice safe warm flat. 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. It proved very very good. Don't cook any food in the flat. Flat very good, plus staff. Very happy, very secure. 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

  • 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. 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

  • Meeting people and getting support. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 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 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. 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 meals in restaurant. There isn't anything I would change. 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

  • 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. 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 staff are very good and trustworthy. 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 volunteers. Made by a resident in 2017

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

  • Friendly helpers, excellent, clean, entertainment. Made by a visitor 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

  • 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. Made by a staff member in 2017

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National Housing for Older People Awards

Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2017
Highly commended in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Housing-with-care, Housing-with-care 36-41 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2015
Silver award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Housing-with-care, Housing-with-care 36-48 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2014
Silver award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2014.
Category: Housing-with-care, Housing-with-care 30-44 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2013Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2013
Gold award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2013.
Category: Retirement housing and Housing-with-care, Best scheme/development, any size, any type.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2012
Gold award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2012.
Category: Housing-with-care, Best scheme, any size.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.
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 30-44 units.
Sponsor: Barton Willmore.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Housing with Care 2010
Gold award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2010.
Category: Housing-with-care, Best scheme, any size.
Sponsor: Housing LIN.

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