Accommodation: 29 flats
Address: 2a Raymond Road, Wimbledon SW19 4AT
Phone: 020 8946 8377
Type of housing: Sheltered Housing for over-55s
Portfolio Manager: Tracey Morgan - 077 4744 6900
About Blackham House
Built in 1973 and renovated in 2001, Blackham House comprises 29 of one and two-bedroom flats; it also includes mobility and wheelchair standard properties.
The scheme supports independent living. A member of staff on site 18.5 hrs per week. There is also an emergency call system, that operates 24 hours a day, in all flats.
The facilities we provide
The schemes communal facilities include:
- Lounge with TV
- Laundry facilities
- Lift to all floors
- Well kept gardens
- Limited parking
The communal areas are maintained by C&C with cleaning contractors looking after the internal areas and gardening contractors making sure the gardens are well maintained.
How we manage the scheme
Tracey Morgan is the Portfolio Manager for Blackham House, supported by Service Officer Andrew. Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day running of Blackham House and maintains links with outside agencies.
Portfolio Manager - Tracey
Tracey began her career with C&C at 17 years old, straight from College. Her first role was as a Care Assistant at one of our Care Homes. Tracey was then offered various secondment roles, eventually leading her to secure a role as Area Manager for Care.
After working in the Care Department for 27 years, she was offered and accepted the position of Senior Scheme Manager for Sheltered Housing. Two years ago, Tracey was offered her current role as Portfolio Manager overseeing Westminster Sheltered schemes and West London General properties.
How we support residents
Residents are provided with a tenancy pack, including their tenancy agreement and a resident’s handbook, outlining their rights and responsibilities. Our sheltered Service Officers work with each resident to draw up an individual support plan. The plan may offer support with daily living skills such as claiming benefits, making rent payments, sorting out rent arrears and reporting repairs. Residents who need more support can be referred to specialist agencies.
The friendly atmosphere at our sheltered schemes is important to us, so we recruit people who are warm, open and sensitive to the needs of our residents.
Activities at the scheme
As well as informal socialising, activities are organised such as coffee mornings, film club and aromatherapy. A number of regular and one-off arts, fitness and events are provided by our Engagement Team.
What's in the area
The scheme is situated close Wimbledon Centre Court shopping centre which has an M&S and Tesco. Wimbledon station is also close by providing access in and around London.