Honeycroft Hill, Uxbridge, Greater London UB10 9NH
Sheltered Housing, Over-55s
01895 257 644
Portfolio Manager, Brett Seath - 07793 296 823
Address: Honeycroft Hill, Uxbridge, UB10 9NH
The Chestnuts sheltered scheme provides housing for 35 older people aged 55+. The scheme transferred to C&C from another housing association in 2010.
The Chestnuts is on the site of an old manor house that was destroyed by fire in the 1970s. The new main block, which opened in the early 1980s, was built around the façade of the original house, an attractive building in keeping with this pleasant residential street.
The block has 27 self-contained studio flats and three one-bedroom flats, set over three floors. A further eight, characterful, one-bedroom flats are situated in converted stables and servants’ quarters that date back to the 18th century.
Residents live independently in their own flats and can ask the scheme manager to organise support 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 with an internet-ready computer
- a communal kitchen for parties and hot drinks
- a library/common room
- a free laundry
- a guest room available for a reasonable charge
- a lift for the main building
- lovely established gardens around the main house and annexe, including a patio, seating and planting – some residents are keen gardeners and they have won awards from Hillingdon in Bloom as well from a C&C gardening competition
We employ cleaners and gardeners to service the shared areas and residents can also call our centralised repair service, C&C Direct.
Our portfolio 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.
Residents are supplied with a tenancy pack, including their tenancy agreement and a resident’s handbook, outlining their rights and responsibilities.
Siobhan then works with each new resident to draw up an individual support plan. This may include 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.
Regular activities at The Chestnuts include:
- fortnightly afternoon tea events
- aromatherapy sessions
- a monthly Holy Communion group is led by the local vicar
- outings, for example to garden centres, country houses and the river.
Activities are often 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.
Residents can get to the centre of Uxbridge in seven minutes via bus, where there are plenty of shops. In the opposite direction, a five-minute bus journey takes them to a small Co-op and the post office, local shops and restaurants on Long Lane.
For active residents, Hillingdon Court Park is a favourite, as well as the canal towpath on the Colne Valley Canal. Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Centre is nearby at Gatting Way.
Uxbridge station is at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines. As well as the U2 (Brunel University to Uxbridge), Uxbridge is the end point for a number of other bus routes to places such as Acton, Hayes, Hounslow, Ruislip, Heathrow, West Drayton and White City.
The popular Oxford Tube and Oxford Express buses run between Oxford and London Victoria.
For more information about the local area, visit the Hillingdon Local Authority web site.
All applications to live in this scheme should be made through Hillingdon Council.
For more information about vacancies please contact Hillingdon Council's Housing Officers on 01895 556666, 01895 250147 or email on Options@hillingdon.gov.uk
Hillingdon accpet referrals applicants from applicants aged 55+.