Colville Court

  • Accommodation: 20 flats

  • Address: 30 Park Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 0AQ

  • Phone: 020 8943 1665

  • Type of housing: Sheltered Housing for over-55s

  • Portfolio Manager: Brett Seath - 07793 296 823

About Colville Court

Colville Court sheltered scheme provides 19 self-contained one bedroom flats and one/two bedroom flat for the over 55s.

Two of the flats are adapted for disabled people. New residents come to us as referrals from Richmond Council.

The two-floor scheme was purpose built in 1991, in the extensive gardens of another Central & Cecil scheme. It is situated in the sought-after residential area of Teddington, close to Bushy Park.

Residents particularly value the warm, friendly and active atmosphere at the scheme, and the lovely and peaceful surrounding area.

Colville Court has been a winner at the national EAC awards, voted for by residents, for the last three years, most recently winning gold in the 'Retirement Housing under 30 units' category.

The facilities we provide

Residents live independently in their own flats and can ask for support from the Service Officer if they need it. There is also an emergency call system to all flats.

The scheme’s communal facilities include:

  • a reception area and office
  • a lounge
  • a shower room with a salon basin – used by the visiting hairdresser
  • a laundry
  • a guest room available for a reasonable charge
  • a lift
  • lovely gardens
  • limited parking

We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas and residents can also call our centralised repair service.

How we manage the scheme

Our Portfolio Managers oversee our Service Officers who are responsible for the day-to-day running of our sheltered schemes, aiming to keep things running smoothly, with good team work, empathy and organisation. They also maintain links with outside agencies.

Portfolio Manager - Brett

Brett originally started his career in Nursing, having trained in Aberdeen. Worked at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, and then moved to London in 1999 to work at the National Hospital until 2002. Brett then took his career on a different path, by managing Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol and Homeless Services across London for Look Ahead (2002 to 2009), and then joined the South London YMCA (2009 to 2013), to continue the same work.

Brett joined C&C in April 2013 as a Housing Area Manager for Camden, after a few years he changed posts to become the Portfolio Manager for Housing, Supported and Agency Managed. This covers the South West sites, the care contract for Alexandra Place and the contracts for 19 agency sites.

Employee Headshots C&C Brett Seath 25

Activities at the scheme

Colville Court is a particularly lively and friendly scheme. Most, but not all, of our current residents are in their 80s and 90s. As well as informal socialising, regular activities at Colville Court include:

  • coffee mornings – in the summer, they take place in the garden
  • hairdressing – residents make a real social event out of these weekly sessions
  • resident-led art classes
  • fortnightly film club events with afternoon tea
  • fortnightly minibus trips out to lunch, shopping centres, Richmond Park, or the coast in summer
  • monthly aromatherapy sessions
  • parties

A number of regular and one-off arts, fitness and events are provided by our Engagement Team. Some of these may happen offsite.

How we involve and listen to residents

Satisfaction with where you live is vital to your happiness and our continual improvement and success. That’s we aim to encourage regular engagement and offer you a range of ways to share your ideas and work together to make a difference. Across our Sheltered Housing schemes, our dedicated teams are there to support you and help you live an independent life. But we also value your ideas and suggestions. Through scheme meetings and/or other engagement forums such as our assemblies or Annual Resident Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape our future and be kept informed about what is happening in the community you live in.

We also collect regular feedback through our Resident Satisfaction Surveys and at our Sheltered Housing schemes, you can also use the Sign in tablets located at the entrance, to complete a short satisfaction survey on how satisfied you are with our services and give us any comments on improvements or ideas you may have.

We are dedicated to engaging with residents to help improved our services and enhance the lives of those that live in our homes. Our Service Scrutiny Panel is our formal group where residents & board members analyse the work we do and make recommendations that positively impact services for all residents. Visit our Resident Engagement section to find out more.

What's in the area

Situated on Park Road, Colville Court is five minutes’ walk to Teddington High Street.

Within a mile or two, Twickenham rugby ground, Kingston and Richmond Park are all easy to access. Residents also use the swimming pool in Teddington. Local churches include St Mary with St Alban (CofE) on Ferry Road and Sacred Heart Church (Catholic) on Kingston Road. Teddington War Memorial Hospital is a pleasant local hospital with a walk-in centre and the doctors’ surgery is in Park Road.

The scheme is a short walk to Twickenham mainline station, offering South West Trains routes to Reading, Windsor and Eton Riverside, or Waterloo via Richmond and Clapham Junction. There are also circular routes, one via Hounslow and another via Kingston and Wimbledon.  The main local bus routes are:  281 (Hounslow to Tolworth), 285 (Heathrow Airport to Kingston), 481 (Kingston to West Middlesex Hospital), X26 (Heathrow Airport to West Croydon).

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