63-65 Worple Road, Wimbledon, Greater London SW19 4LD
Sheltered Housing, Over-55s
020 8944 5925
Portfolio Manager, Brett Seath - 07793 296 823
63-65 Worple Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4LD
Erica House sheltered scheme provides 15 self-contained studio flats and three, one bedroom flats for older people aged 55+. The scheme aims to support independent living. New residents come to us as referrals from Merton Council.
The scheme was built in the 1960s and is situated on the main road into Wimbledon, with a lovely cottage garden at the front.
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:
- small common room
- laundry room
- guest room available for a reasonable charge
- staff office
- residents lift
- 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.
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.
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 older people.
As well as informal socialising, regular activities at Erica House include:
- Bingo sessions
- film shows
- arts & crafts sessions
- meals out
- day trips
Various activities are provided by our Arts and Events team; these may take place off site.
We regularly hold roadshows and assemblies to allow for our residents to have an opportunity to communicate with us clearly and directly.
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).
For more information about the local area, visit the Merton Local Authority website.
All applications to live in this scheme should be made through Merton Council.
Telephone: 020 8545 3305
Applicants should be 60+ (55+ for people with disabilities)