Leamington Park

  • Accommodation: 19 flats

  • Address: 1-11 Jenner Avenue, Acton, W3 6TA &

  • 75-82 Seacole Close, Acton W3 6TF

  • Phone: 020 8896 0798

  • Type of housing: Supported Housing

  • Portfolio Manager: Louiza Chronopoulos: 07753 930 879

About Leamington Park

Our Leamington Park scheme provides supported living accomodation in Acton for 19 single homeless people.

Residents are aged 18 to 65, have mental health problems and a need for low-level support. Residents need to be self-medicating and able to live largely independently.

We manage the scheme on behalf of Ealing Council and Catalyst Housing Association, which owns the properties. Referrals to the scheme all come via Gateway Services, which is part of Ealing Council. Residents have council tenancies.

Leamington Park consists of two properties, which are sited opposite one another. Jenner Avenue, in a two-storey former hospital building, has 10 self-contained studio flats and one flat with one bedroom. Seacole Close has eight self-contained one bedroom flats.

Residents at Leamington Park have permanent tenancies, and some have lived here for many years. They particularly value their security and the good community feeling at the scheme.

The facilities we provide

Residents live independently in their own flats, which we provide complete with a cooker and fridge, and basic bedroom furniture. They are welcome to install their own phone lines and internet connections.

Residents in both buildings can use the shared communal lounge and the large garden at Jenner Avenue. There is a laptop computer available for residents to use.

We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas. Residents can also call on our centralised repair services. The buildings both have CCTV and there is only limited parking.

How we manage the scheme

Harry Chipungu is the Service Manager for Leamington Park. His role is to oversee the running of each scheme and to manage a team of supported housing officers.

Portfolio Manager - Louiza

Louiza began her career with C&C in 2011. Her first role was providing Floating Support in Luton, Hackney, Barnet and Haringey.

Louiza was then offered a Managers position at Northcott House mother and baby unit and Vivian Court. In 2017 she secured a role with C&C as a Portfolio Manager which continues to be her role to date.

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How we support residents

New residents are provided with a tenancy pack, including their tenancy agreement, a scheme handbook and a set of house rules, which emphasises the importance of community living.

Residents have their own supported housing officer, who acts as their key worker and first point of contact with us. Supported housing officers monitor resident’s health and well-being and the scheme has close links to the Community Mental Health Team.

Additional support depends on the individual resident. Low-level support can include help to claim welfare benefits and making referrals to other agencies for specialist support. Occasionally, a resident may need assistance with some aspect of daily living, but on the whole residents are expected to be independent.

The activities we run

Leamington Park residents benefit from activities organised by their supported housing officers, our Creative Arts officers. Some of the activities involve other supported housing residents and take place at our other schemes.

Leamington Park residents have taken part in:

  • budgeting and benefits workshops
  • arts & crafts sessions
  • games days
  • film clubs
  • gym sessions
  • barbecues and parties
  • outings and trips
  • yoga sessions at the nearby community centre.

Staff also bring in guest speakers to talk about local facilities – for example from the Education Service, the Fire Brigade and Remploy (to talk about work placements).

Due to the Government’s policy regarding COVID-19 and social distancing, all of our supported housing activities are currently on hold.

How we involve and listen to residents

There are monthly scheme meetings for all residents, allowing them to discuss problems or personal conflicts.

As Service Manager, Harry Chipungu visits each scheme at least once a week and runs a monthly surgery so that residents can make an appointment to talk to him. His phone number is posted on scheme noticeboards and residents can contact him at any time.

What's in the area

Leamington Park is situated just five minutes’ walk from local shops, cafés and a branch of Tesco near to North Acton tube station (Central line). The scheme is a 10-minute bus ride (266) to the main shopping centre at Acton, where there is also a library.

Other local stations include Acton Main Line station, which has First Great Western trains to Paddington and Greenford, as well as being a National Rail station for trains to and from Paddington.  Acton Central station which is on the Northern Line.

Local bus routes include: 95 (Shepherd’s Bush to Southall), 260 (Golders Green to White City), 266 (Brent Cross to Hammersmith), 440 (Stoneham Bridge to Turnham Green), 487 (South Harrow to Willesden Junction).

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