10-16 Maida Vale, Westminster , Greater London W9 1TD
Sheltered Housing, Over-55s
020 7286 3535
Portfolio Manager: Tracey Morgan - 077 4744 6900
10-16 Maida Vale, W9 1TD
Ada Court sheltered scheme provides 146 self-contained studio flats and 65 one bedroom flats for older people aged 55+. Four of the flats are adapted for disabled people.
The scheme, which is on eight floors, was built in the 1969 and is situated on a pleasant road in the sought-after area of Maida Vale. New residents come to us as referrals from Camden Council.
Residents particularly value the attractive location.
Residents live independently in their own flats and can ask for support from the Scheme Manager if they need it. There is also an emergency call system to all flats.
The scheme’s communal facilities include:
- a reception area and office
- a large lounge on the ground floor
- a meeting room on the eighth floor
- a laundry
- several guest rooms available for a reasonable charge
- an IT room, with several computers
- four lifts
- an attractive roof garden on the eighth floor
- extensive gardens
- limited parking – 25 spaces only – so parking cannot be guaranteed. Residents can apply for street parking permits from the council, to park in nearby side streets.
We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas and residents can also call our centralised repair service.
Seamus Downey is the Scheme Manager for our Ada Court sheltered scheme. Seamus was based at our Rackstraw House scheme for six years, first as its support worker then as Scheme Manager. He originally came to us from Camden Meals on Wheels, but was previously a publican. Seamus aims to run the scheme as if it were his own home.
Our scheme managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of our sheltered schemes, aiming to keep things running smoothly, with good team work, empathy and organisation. They also maintain links with outside agencies.
There are two full-time sheltered housing officers at Ada Court, whose job involves helping to manage the scheme, as well as providing support to residents so that they can continue to live independently.
New residents are provided with a tenancy pack, including their tenancy agreement and a resident’s handbook, outlining their rights and responsibilities. Our sheltered housing 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 older people.
As well as informal socialising, regular activities at Ada Court include:
- singing sessions
- keep fit classes
- art classes
- tea afternoons
- visits by Age Concern advisors
- lunch served twice a week by Dutch Pot, a local African Caribbean charity
- meetings of the scheme's residents’ association.
Activities are occasionally provided by our Creative Arts Officer. These may take place off site.
Seamus holds quarterly meetings for residents, giving them the chance to discuss concerns and plan social activities.
Scheme residents are welcome to put themselves forward for election to the Central & Cecil Sheltered Housing Forum, or to attend as observers. They can also contribute to Central News and our podcast radio project. The Resident Scrutiny Panel gives Central & Cecil residents a formal way to get involved in monitoring our performance and shaping our services.
Two residents at Ada Court are currently on the Sheltered Housing Forum.
“I’ve lived here about 18 months, since I lost my flat in Sutherland Avenue. I wanted to stay in the area and this was the offer I got.
“There are some lovely people living here. We always have something to do – there’s something every day.
“Ada Court is very clean, very quiet and in a lovely location for travelling into town. I hear that a lot of people would like to move here.
“I’m on the Resident Scrutiny Panel. It’s very interesting and keeps my grey matter working. We try to get things solved and we look at everything – the buildings, repairs and communication, for example. It’s been nice to meet the Board of Directors – so they aren’t just faces.”
Rose Clutterbuck lives at Ada Court
Costs And Availability
What's In Area
Ada Court is three minutes’ walk from a branch of Tesco Local. Other shops in the immediate area tend to be upmarket and expensive. However, the scheme is not too far from shops on Edgware Road. It is also a short bus ride from the library and shops on Kilburn High Road, which include branches of Peacocks and Primark, as well as a post office and local hardware store.
Kilburn has a Catholic Church on Quex Road, while St Augustine’s (Church of England) is on Kilburn High Road and the Islamic Centre of England Mosque is next door to our Vivian Court sheltered scheme, which is also on Maida Vale. There are churches of other denominations in the area.
Residents can opt to use the Kingsgate Day Centre, which provides transport. It has a lunch club and runs various activities. Ada Court is close to the Regent’s Canal and the popular towpaths around Little Venice. The scheme is also close to Regent’s Park and London Zoo.
Transport in the area is good. Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale tube stations are on the Bakerloo line. Bus routes in the area include: 16 (Cricklewood to Victoria), 46 (Farringdon Street to Lancaster Gate, 98 (Holborn to Willesden), 187 (Central Middlesex Hospital to Finchley Road), 332 (Brent Park to Paddington), 414 (Maida Hill to Putney Bridge).
For more information about the local area. visit the City of Westminster Local Authority website.
Documents And Other Information
All applications to live in this scheme should come through Westminster Council
For more information contact Westminster Housing Options on 020 7641 1000