Accommodation: 156 flats
Address: 128-134 Maida Vale, Maida Vale, Greater London W9 1PZ
Phone: 020 7624 7469
Type of housing: Sheltered Housing for over-55s
Portfolio Manager: John Dicomites - 07717 558 761
About Vivian Court
Vivian Court sheltered scheme provides 119 self-contained studio flats and 37 one bedroom flats for the over 55s. The scheme aims to support independent living, wheelchair accessible units available.
Built in 1968, Vivian Court is situated on a pleasant road in the sought-after postcode of Maida Vale. It has attractive front and side gardens. New residents come to us as referrals from Camden Council.
Residents particularly value the security and company they get from living at Vivian Court, as well as the convenience of living close to the amenities on nearby Kilburn High Road.
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 are also lifts and an emergency call system for all flats.
The scheme’s communal facilities include:
- a communal lounge, dining room and small kitchenette
- a laundry area
- an IT room, with three computers
- attractive gardens
- limited parking – 19 spaces only.
We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas and residents can also call our centralised repair service. A guest room can be booked 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.
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
Vivian Court is five minutes’ walk from the library and 10 minutes’ walk from the shops on Kilburn High Road.
Some residents use the Kingsgate Day Centre, which provides transport. It has a lunch club and runs various activities. Vivian Court also has links with KOVE (Kilburn Older Voices Exchange), which is based at the Day Centre and successfully lobbies for better facilities for the area’s older population.
Vivian Court is a bus ride away from Kilburn Grange Park, but the scheme is also close to Regent’s Park.
Transport in the area is good. Kilburn Park station is on the Metropolitan Line. Kilburn High Road is an overground station with trains to Euston and Watford Junction.