Winstree Court was built in 1960 and modernised in 1993. Situated on the outskirts of Colchester in the heart of a busy community the scheme is made up of 15 one-bedroom flats in a two-storey building with a lift.
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A door entry system is fitted at the entrance of Winstree Court. This security feature enables you to identify any visitors before you allow them into the building. You can relax in your home knowing it is safe.
The small car park offers limited parking for tenants and their visitors. If friends or relatives wish to stay a guest room is available with bathroom en suite. You can enjoy social and recreational activities in the lounge, which has its own small kitchen. There is an attractive landscaped garden with seating.
Winstree Court is one of a few schemes where the bathroom is equipped with a special bath. This means tenants with disabilities can enjoy bathing once again.
The scheme has a well-equipped laundry room and a drying area with rotary lines.
For your convenience mobile hairdressers, a chiropodist and an optician visit regularly. If you have difficulty using public transport community transport can be arranged and the Age Concern bus will call for shopping trips when required. If you enjoy reading the mobile library visits regularly with a wide variety of books including large print.
A 24-hour alarm call system is fitted to all the properties in the scheme. This links you to the Scheme Manager or Helpline when the Scheme Manager is off duty. The alarm call system offers you the reassurance that help is always available if you need it.
As part of their professional service the Scheme Manager will arrange a programme of social events and outings in consultation with tenants. Whilst this is an opportunity to socialise and make new friends there is no pressure on you to take part in any of these activities.
Rent and Service Charges
The rent will vary depending upon the size of property you are offered. The total weekly rent at Winstree Court includes a service charge element as well as charges for gas, electricity, water rates, the services of the Scheme Manager and Helpline. You will be individually responsible for your council tax, house insurance and telephone bill.
If you are on a low income you may be entitled to help with your housing costs from Housing Benefit and a Supporting People Grant. You may also be entitled to other welfare benefits. For further information, please contact the Sheltered Housing Team on 01206 282508 or The Scheme Manager on 01206 330384 and quote reference “SHD1”