Worsnop House was built in 1969 and completely modernised in 1998. The scheme is made up of 16 one-bedroom flats and 12 flatlets in a two-storey building with a lift between floors. Worsnop House is close the to the Recreation Ground in Old Heath and is just a five-minute bus ride from Colchester town centre.
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A door entry system is fitted at the entrance of Worsnop House. 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.
A small car park offers limited parking for tenants and their visitors. Friends or relatives who wish to stay can use one of the two furnished guest rooms available. You can enjoy social and recreational activities in the attractive lounge and there is also a landscaped garden.
Worsnop House has a bathroom on each floor, one with a shower and one with a bath. On the ground floor there is a toilet that has been adapted for people with disabilities. The scheme has two well-equipped laundry rooms, one on each floor, and a drying area with rotary lines is available. If you use an electric wheelchair a battery charging room is provided. For your convenience mobile hairdressers call regularly and use the hairdressing salon in the scheme. A church service is held at Worsnop House every week if you wish to take part.
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 Worsnop House 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 799435 and quote reference “SHD1”