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Bowler Close

Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12 0AP. Retirement housing

Housing & Care 21

Managed by: Housing & Care 21

Supporting independence and choice for older people through affordable housing and careHousing & Care 21 is a leading national provider of retirement housing and care services for people aged 65 and above.

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Manager's description

“Bowler Close offers a total of 36 flats, all of which are one bedroom properties suitable for one or two people. This popular court is situated in the Low Moor area of Bradford and is conveniently close to all local amenities and the local park. The scheme has a pleasant communal lounge, laundry room and guest room. There is a 24 hour emergency call system and door entry system for your security.

Our Court Manager Service is an important and integral part of Housing & Care 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”

Main facts

  • Retirement housing
  • 36 flats. Built in 1979. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes mobility standard properties
  • Resident management staff and Careline alarm service
  • Lounge, laundry, guest facilities, garden
  • Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 150 yards; shop 50 yards; post office 1 mile(s); town centre 0.75 mile(s); GP 0.5 mile(s); social centre 1 mile(s)
  • Weekly Social Activities include: coffee mornings, exercise/fitness class, bingo, social events, hairdresser, outings or trips, shop/stall,, organised by residents. New residents accepted from 65 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: 02/04/2009. 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
  • Lifestyle
  • Overall ratings
  • Practicality of the individual apartments
  • Quality of the building and facilities

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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

  • Bowler Close is a safe place for residents to live, they can keep their independence and also enjoy the social life. They can choose a busy life or a quiet life. The court is very active, and you have choices. Everyone gets on as a community Made by a staff member in 2017

  • It is a great place for my parents to live. I know they are safe and I know they get the support they need. They have an active life with the activities on court and the court manager encourages them and has built a great community spirit. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • independence, choice and a community spirit. Activities and trips, and outings and evening events that are arranged through the social committee, with the help and support of the Court Manager. As a community we organise fund raising and fairs on the court which brings everyone together to socialize, Made by a resident in 2017

  • safe and secure with an onsite court manager who supports the residents needs. Plenty of choice as to whether you want be a part of a social life or whether you just want your own time and space. Sheltered housing is peace of mind. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • you have your independence helped by our good court manager who will answer any questions which will help with our daily living tasks. A good social life with choices if you want to take part. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I feel safe secure able to live independently I have the choice to mix at social events good friendly neighbours and court manager who supports when required and peace of mind with repairs being done quickly; cheaper living as its all included in service charges. Made by a resident in 2017

  • My mum and dad moved into Bowler unsure of it but it turned out to be a very happy court to live in. Mum passed away after 6 months; Pam, the court manager, was so supportive with dad and us. I knew dad would stay and be happy. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • A peace of mind, no bills for repairs, or gardening or window cleaner, security support, a good court manager. Choice of joining in and a good place to make friends everyone very friendly. Good community spirit; plenty to do, nice building, good views, I love it. Made by a resident in 2017

  • A great community feel. Fantastic court manager who engages with all residents. Well organized social club. Excellent private accommodation. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I cannot speak highly enough of the court manager. Pam is an absolute asset to the scheme and is extremely passionate about the residents and visitors. The scheme has great social events and the tenants are most happy there, including my Mum. Thank You Pam Made by a visitor in 2017

  • I feel safe, warm, and comfortable. I know I have the security of the 24/7 alarm if I need any assistance along with my Court Manager availablity . Entertainment is excellent and I don't have far to go for it, I have a lovely view from my kitchen window. Made by a resident in 2017

  • I always feel welcome when I go on to Bowler. Everyone is so friendly. I try and join in things as I am ex resident of Bowler Close. Trips that are organised are brilliant, and it gets you off the court for a day. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • friendly, secure feel safe all the time. have choices to whether you want the social activities on court. Court Manager is supportive and helpful whenever you require the support. Made by a resident in 2017

  • always nice to come on to Bowler to visit my family. The gardens and everywhere always seems clean. My family likes the care and support received from the friendly neighbours and the Court Manager always has time for everyone Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Bowler is a clean and tidy court. Residents are very active, and have lots to do. Residents are friendly and always talk, they love fund raising for charities. Court manager is helpful and supportive . It's a good safe, secure place to retire to . Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Friendly residents who appreciate everything you do. I love chatting to residents and listening to them. The court Manager is supportive to all resident and give her time helping them to have a good social life. Made by a staff member in 2017

  • when I visit bowler Close I always see the court active; there is always something going on for the residents to do. The court is very clean and tidy. The gardens always look nice and tidy. Its an enjoyment to visit the court Made by a visitor in 2017

  • lovely flats, well looked after, and lovely residents. I know my parents are happy living here and I know they are well looked after and always will be. Ggood entertainment and day trips, I can't wait till im 55. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • we have lived here nearly 4 years in February. I find it a really nice and pleasent place to live with lovely residents and court manager who is always there for you. I love the day trips and entertainment. We feel safe in every way . Made by a resident in 2017

  • The court manager is always very helpful Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Lots going on for the residents to do, the court always looks smart and clean when I am on. I hire a room and give the residents a Nail service so they don't have to go off the premises. The residents enjoy have their nails pampered Made by a volunteer in 2017

  • I'm a visitor to the court weekly. The court always looks bright and cheerful. The residents always have a choice to join in activities organised on the court, and everyday there is always something going on. Everybody talks to one another, which is nice. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • I am so lucky to live at Bowler close, very comfortable flat with excellent outlook. My neighbours are very friendly and the social club is euper. The court manager is fantastic, she is so helpful and supportive. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Brilliant, friendly place to live. I feel very secure. Court manager does a sterling job of ensuring smooth running of the complex. I also feel part of the community, not many places could compare. Friendly court cleaner keeps everything spick and span. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Made by a resident in 2017

  • I just love going on to Bowler Close. My sister lives there and I join in all the activities. I enjoy all the residents company and the Court Manager is excellent; she has time for me even though I don't live there, I am treated like a resident. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • The residents are a lovely bunch of people very polite and talkative. Court manager goes beyond and above to have the residents happy helping organise interactive activities keep fit bingo, quiz nights lunch clubs. Giving choices to residents whether they want to join in or just live peacefully Made by a visitor in 2017

  • There is a good social atmosphere. The environment is good and I am thinking of chopping down the dangerous tree near my flat and decorating it for Christmas Made by a resident in 2017

  • Quiet, friendly, clean and tidy. Everyone helps each other. Made by a resident in 2017

  • This place is marvelous, very friendly. Everyone living here has time for one another. Court manager has time, helps, supports; nothing is too much trouble for her. She helps organise activities, working closely with the Social Committee. A very active court. Made by a resident in 2017

  • One word sums up Bowler Close - excellent Made by a resident in 2017

  • It is a very well kept site, lovely spacious flats. We have a very well organised social life and our court manager goes over and above and organises a lot of activities. Made by a resident in 2017

  • My flat is nice and if I have any problems someone fixes them very quickly. The grounds and communal area are pleasant places to sit and have a chat with my neighbours. Made by a resident in 2017

  • My sister-in-law is very happy in her flat. The flat and the surroundings are nice and she has made friends among the other tenants. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • My mother-in-law lives in Bowler Close. She has been much happier since she moved into her flat. It is light and clean and easy for her to manage. She doesn't have to worry about repairs as they are taken care of promptly by the housing manager. Made by a visitor in 2017

  • Comfortable well-equipped apartment, with safety measures, emergency call helpline in every room. Maintenance - no worries. Court Manager helpful, hardworking, ensures problems dealt with efficiently. She organises activities wherin we can participate & not feel lonely. Friendly, happy atmosphere. Attractive surroundings. Made by a resident in 2017

  • It's all down to the intercom system and our Court Manager who is always there for us in time of need. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Everything is very convenient for our needs at this moment in time Made by a resident in 2017

  • Ground floor (I am 82). Have a cat. Round the corner from where I have lived fro 68 years. All mod con. Nice people. Activities if you want to join. I have no family. Nice to know I can call someone if I am ill. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Having only moved here in September, I have settled in really well. The complex is very nice and everybody is very welcoming. The social side is very good and gets me out and about. The court manager has been very helpful. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Because it is brilliant. Staff excellent and always there. Friendly, creative, just the best Made by a resident in 2017

  • Nice & Friendly. Plenty going on socially. safe feeling. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Very comfortable flat. Well kept garden. Good entertainment + well cared for. Thank you. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Quite happy in a comfortable flat. Peaceful surroundings with plenty to do plus entertainment. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Bowler close is a friendly court with lovely staff and friendly residents and plenty of activities Made by a visitor in 2017

  • I have lived here since Jan 2002. I love my flat and feel safe and secure. On the court we have bingo and keep fit, in summer trips out, and other times a buffet and entertainment. Pam looks after us well and is very helpful. Made by a resident in 2017

  • Very comfortable flat. Lovely, friendly neighbours. Excellent court manager, very helpful & supportive. Close to amenities. Good social club. Made by a resident in 2017

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National Housing for Older People Awards

Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2017
Silver award winner in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2017.
Category: Retirement housing, Retirement housing 31-36 units.
Winner EAC Housing for Older People Awards - Retirement housing 2015
Highly commended in the EAC Housing for Older People Awards 2015.
Category: Retirement housing, Retirement housing 34-39 units.



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