Erica House

  • Accommodation: 18 flats

  • Address: 63-65 Worple Road, Wimbledon, Greater London SW19 4LD

  • Phone: 020 8944 5925

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

  • Portfolio Manager: Tracey Morgan - 077 4744 6900

About Erica House

Built in the 1960s, Erica House sheltered scheme provides 15 self-contained studio flats and three one-bedroom flats for the over 55s.

Situated on the main road into Wimbledon, with a lovely cottage garden at the front, Erica House aims to support independent living. New residents come to us as referrals from Merton Council.

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 a lift to all floors and an emergency call system to all flats.

The scheme’s communal facilities include:

  • small common room
  • laundry room
  • guest room available for a reasonable charge
  • staff office
  • small grassed area and car park with nine spaces only at the rear, (please note there is no on-street parking).

We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas and residents can also call on our centralised repair service. Medical and other professionals call at the scheme when required.

How we manage the scheme

Tracey Morgan is the Portfolio Manager for Erica House, supported by Service Officer Phil. Phil is responsible for the day-to-day running of the scheme 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.

Portfolio Manager - Tracey Morgan

How we support residents

New 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 then 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

Erica House is 10 minutes’ walk (or a short bus ride) from the centre of Wimbledon.

Wimbledon Guild Day Centre is at the end of the road. It has a daily lunch club, art and knitting sessions, a chiropodist and counsellor, among other facilities.  Erica House is a few streets away from the lovely open green space of Wimbledon Common and is not far from Richmond Park.

Transport in the area is good. Wimbledon Station is on the District Line, as well as being a mainline station for South West trains to Waterloo, Guildford (via Cobham or Epsom), Chessington South, Dorking, Hampton Court, Shepperton and Woking. First Capital Connect trains go to Luton and Sutton.

The tram from alongside Wimbledon Station goes to New Addington. The 57 bus route (Clapham Park to Kingston) and the 131 (Kingston to Tooting Broadway) run along Worple Road. From the centre of Wimbledon there are stops for the 93 (North Cheam to Putney Bridge), 156 (to Vauxhall), 163 (to Morden), 164 (to Sutton), 200 (Mitcham to Raynes Park), 219 (to Clapham Junction) and 493 (Richmond to Tooting).

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