Accommodation: 249 flats
Address: 54 Fitzroy Road, Primrose Hill, Greater London NW1 8UA
Phone: 020 7722 0157
Type of housing: Sheltered Housing for over-55s
Portfolio Manager: John Dicomites - 07717 558761
About Oldfield Estate
The Oldfield Estate sheltered scheme provides 249 self-contained studio flats for the over 55s.
Oldfield aims to support independent living. Some of the flats are suitable for wheelchair users and other residents with reduced mobility.
The scheme was built in 1966 and is made up of three buildings: Jacqueline House (with seven floors), and Carole House and Marion House (each with six floors).
Fitzroy Road is still a largely Victorian residential street, in the popular Primrose Hill conservation area. Residents find the scheme a great place to live, especially as some enjoy views over the Hill. They also value its convenient location, with good shops and transport links.
The facilities we provide
Residents live independently in their own studio flats and can ask for support from staff if they need it. There are also lifts and an emergency call system for all flats.
The scheme’s communal facilities are on the ground floor in Jacqueline House. They include:
- a large communal lounge/dining room and kitchen
- a library/ IT suite
- a laundry space
- patio garden
- resident car park
We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas, and residents can also call out centralised repair service. Guestrooms are available for a reasonable charge.
How we manage the scheme
John Dicomites is the Portfolio Manager for Cleve Road, supported by a Service Officer. The Service Officer is responsible for the day-to-day running of Cleve Road and maintains links with outside agencies.
Portfolio Manager - John
John started working at Central & Cecil in 2011 as a Support Officer. He progressed through the company and became a Housing Officer after staying in that role for several years; since 2021, John has managed the sheltered housing schemes in Camden as a Portfolio Manager.
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 vital to us, so we recruit people who are warm, open and sensitive to the needs of older people.
Keeping your building safe
Your safety is our highest priority. Residents who live in Oldfield Estate are able to access full and live information about the safety of your building, including how you can let us know any concerns you may have.
Please see our dedicated page which tells you all you need to know about the safety of your building, fire safety information, and how you can get in touch.
Activities at the scheme
As well as informal socialising, activities are organised, such as coffee mornings, film club and aromatherapy. Our Engagement Team provides several regular and one-off arts, fitness and events.
What's in the area
Oldfield Estate is situated close to the lovely open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park, with London Zoo and the Regent’s Canal nearby.
The scheme is close to the shops and markets around Camden High Street and Camden Lock, which include a large branch of Sainsburys. There are plenty of restaurants and cafés in the area.
Fitzroy Road is also close to the church of St Mark’s, with other places of worship not far away. Cecil Sharp House, the headquarters of English Folk Dance and Song, is close to the scheme.
Transport in the area is good. Chalk Farm and Camden Town stations are both on the Northern Line. Near to the scheme there are bus stops for the 274 (Angel Islington to Lancaster Gate) and C2 (Parliament Hill Fields to Victoria) bus routes.