HCHA has seven sheltered housing schemes, six are in Harrow and one is in Hounslow. All of these schemes are designed for people aged 55 or over. In sheltered housing you live independently, have access to communal facilities and can be assured you live alongside similar aged residents.
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Paxfold is a low-rise, modern-style building that originally opened its doors in 1979. In 2015 it was redeveloped and now the scheme comprises of the original 41 studio apartments and a further 28 new one-bed flats for older people over the age of fifty-five. The scheme includes the provision of new communal facilities including: a new lounge, kitchen, hairdressers, laundry, offices, guest room, and a training /meeting room. There are lifts to all three floors.
Two of the flats are built to full wheelchair standard. The remaining 26 flats are built to Lifetime Homes standard, which means that the dwellings can be easily adapted for the tenant throughout their lifetime, as the space standards are more generous and can accommodate future mobility requirements such as wheelchair use. The construction is also specifically designed to support the installation of grab rails or even hoists can be installed if this becomes a future requirement.
Paxfold was designed to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes (CFSH) level four, with enhanced ecological and energy efficiency. The scheme incorporates high levels of insulation, the use of photovoltaic panels on the roof (converting sunlight to electricity), and water-saving measures. These measures help to make the building cheaper to run leading to more economical heating and water bills.
Paxfold also includes a woodland area that adjoins the development. Access for residents from Paxfold into the woodland is achieved by an accessible footpath, and the garden itself is an ecological design to enhance nature and create a peaceful setting for residents
HCHA Sheltered Housing what you get:-
- A professional housing service on weekdays
- A link to the emergency helpline out of hours
- Mobility friendly building and gardens
- A safe and friendly place to live
Gillian House sits on a peaceful tree-lined road in Harrow Weald, and offers independent living to over 55’s. It has 2 floors with a lift to the 1st floor. There are 35 large studio apartments with a shower and a separate kitchen. There is a lift to the upper floor. The pleasant communal gardens are regularly serviced by a gardener and provide a lovely location to enjoy the outdoors or watch the wildlife. We provide a link 24/7 to an emergency Careline system.
The Communal lounge has a television and is available for events and small gatherings and current activities include: Breakfast & coffee mornings, brunch events, and fish and chips lunches.
There is also, on-site car parking, a laundry room, and a guest room for visiting friends and relatives.
St Barnabas is an attractive scheme in Harrow Weald, built in 1987. The 36 one-bed flats are arranged over three floors, with lifts and stairs to the upper floors, with a foyer and the lounge separating the two parts of the building. The shared lounge faces onto a seating area and communal front garden. Situated on Long Elmes the location is well-served by a local bus route and shops.
There is a lovely garden at the back, that is perfect for a summer’s evening and tenants can grow plants and flowers and even join our gardening club. There is also a drying area for hanging laundry outside.
There is a laundry on-site and a guest room for visiting friends and family.
With an active social committee there are often small events that take place such as coffee mornings, Bingo, and shared meals.
Wolstenholme offers independent living for those over 55. The lovely setting is hidden away at the end of a leafy lane in a pretty part of Stanmore. The main house dates back 150 years and was converted into sheltered housing in 1969, and later extended in 1990. The 33 flats are split across the older building and some in the extension.
Getting to almost all of the flats means walking up or down some stairs, but there are stair lifts in place for those who need that extra mobility support.
There is a beautiful garden that our tenants tend to, and a patio area that is used regularly for different functions. Other attractive features include parking, guest room for friends and family to stay, a laundry room, and a large lounge and communal kitchen where tenants meet for coffee mornings, snooker, tenant meetings, Bingo, parties, and watching TV.
Wolstenholme is very close in walking distance to Stanmore High Street where there are a variety of shops.
Becket Fold is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac not far from Harrow’s High Street and is made up of nine bungalows for over 55 who can are able to live independently. Tenants share the front garden and can also join events organised in neighbouring Ewart House if they choose.
The properties offer level access and comfortable and peaceful living in the heart of Harrow
Dashwood Court is an independent living scheme for those over 55. It is situated on a quiet road in Hounslow, next to a large park. There are 38 one-bed apartments over three floors, all served by lifts. There is a large garden for tenants to enjoy and a lounge where activities are often hosted for tenants.
Dashwood has its own laundry for tenants to wash and dry their clothing.
Windridge Court is Harrow Churches Housing Association’s latest new scheme completed in February 2023. It consists of 58 stunning flats for independent people aged 55 and over.
There are 56 one-bedroom apartments and 2 two-bedroom apartments. All are served by a central lift, and with level flooring throughout it is easy to move around.
The two bed properties have separate entrances, and are fully adapted for wheelchair users
All homes are fitted with walk in showers and have video entry systems allowing residents to let people into the premises independently
The scheme has a communal laundry for use by tenants and a beautiful communal lounge for socialising and community events, as well as an activity room.
The landscaped gardens provide for a tranquil and peaceful environment that tenants can take full advantage of.
The nearest tube is Harrow-on-the-Hill, and the area is well-served by local bus routes and is a stone’s throw to Harrow town centre
There is limited parking on site reserved only for those disabled tenants on a first come first served basis.