Norah Bellot Court

Vicarage Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7ES. Extra care housing

Manager's description

“At the heart of the busy Devon town of Barnstaple are the 45 Housing with Care flats that make up Norah Bellot Court. The purpose-built Scheme was opened in 2000. It benefited from a substantial legacy of three-quarters of a million pounds, left by Mrs Norah Bellot, a local benefactress, and gifted to MHA through the Anglican Diocese of Exeter. It is, says tenant Fred Passmore, “a place with a lovely atmosphere – a real home from home. I love that I am able to get out and work in the garden, and I appreciate all that the manager and her staff do around the place.”
The benefits of being sited in the middle of a busy market town are immense and most days see activities on-site for the tenants.
Norah Bellot Court plays its own part within the town through the Scheme’s on-site restaurant. It caters not only for tenants but also for older members of the community. Many tenants are drawn from the town (some having got to know the Scheme through the meals service) whilst others have moved from around the country to be closer to their families. Friends and family are not only welcome at the Scheme but are an integral part of it – often becoming volunteers in their own right and helping out with events and functions”

Main facts

  • Extra care housing
  • 45 flats. Built in 2000. Sizes 1 bedroom. Includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties
  • Extra Care scheme with on-site care staff, resident management staff and community alarm service
  • Lift, lounge, dining room, restaurant, laundry, guest facilities, garden, hairdressing salon, assisted bathing facility
  • Whole site accessible by wheelchair. Access to site easy. Distances: bus stop 500 yards; shop 500 yards; post office 500 yards; town centre 500 yards; GP 500 yards; social centre 1 mile(s)
  • Regular social activities include worship, bingo, craft, quiz, social club. Some meals available. New residents accepted from 55 years of age
  • Rent (social landlord)
  • Care provider: MHA/Methodist Homes

Info updated: 01/03/2007. 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
  • Consultation
  • Convenience of the location
  • Number / size of facilities
  • Privacy
  • Quality of design
  • Quality of the building and facilities
  • Quality of the facilities
  • Quality of the garden
  • Quality of the individual apartments
  • Space standards of individual apartments
  • Staff role and interaction

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