Capel Court, Cheltenham

Capel Court Supported Housing Scheme

Capel Court

Capel Court is the Board's purpose-designed Supported Housing Scheme situated in the Cotswold village of Prestbury, which is three miles from the Regency town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire - this is a lovely area to live and you can find out more about Cheltenham and the Cotswolds from this link: http://www.cotswolds.info/places/cheltenham.shtml

The Scheme is a single-storey building set in extensive grounds with 31 individual flats in a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere. Seven double flats are available for married couples and 24 flats for single residents. Each flat has its own spacious patio area where residents can enjoy the sunshine and attend to their own raised flowerbeds.

As in all the Board's Supported Housing Schemes, each flat at Capel Court has a lounge with en-suite kitchenette facilities, together with a bedroom and bathroom with shower. The flats are centrally heated and double-glazed and there is weekly support for those who need help to clean their accommodation. A laundry room is provided for personal washing.

As the accommodation is unfurnished, residents are expected to bring their own furniture for the flat to make the surroundings as familiar and comfortable as possible.

In addition to their own private accommodation, residents have the benefit of communal facilities, such as the spacious dining-room overlooking the grounds. Three main meals a day are served, with a choice of daily menu. Special dietary needs can be catered for.

Capel Court has a Manager and dedicated team of staff to ensure that the needs of all the residents are met at all times. Each flat is also fitted with a care-call system for any emergencies that may arise, day or night.

Regular services are held in the Chapel at Capel Court. There are also several churches in the vicinity where residents can worship as part of the parish community.

Prestbury village is within five minutes' walk of Capel Court. It has a Post Office and newsagent, bank, general store and pharmacy. The local library, adjacent to the grounds, offers a choice of reading material and there is a small grocery shop opposite: on weekdays buses leave regularly for the centre of Cheltenham and return to a stop just opposite Capel Court. There is also an excellent local taxi service. Cheltenham is a very attractive spa town with a wide range of shops, including most of the national stores. It hosts many arts and music festivals as well as the famous Cheltenham Racing Festival in the Spring.

Community life at Capel Court includes Bible study, an art group, musical evenings and exercise classes. Monthly day trips are organised by the residents themselves to destinations such as Painswick and Bishops Cleeve. There are also good road and rail links to Prestbury for visitors or those residents who wish to travel further afield.

We have produced a DVD that brings to life what is on offer at the Board's seven Supported Housing Schemes and Care Home (with Nursing): click here for details of the DVD.

CAPEL COURT, THE BURGAGE, PRESTBURY, CHELTENHAM, GLOUCS GL52 3EL

TELEPHONE - 01242 579 410

EMAIL - james.culley@churchofengland.org

For further information on the other Supported Housing Schemes, please click the appropriate link below.

Should you have any specific questions applicable to your own circumstances, please contact the Housing Department: