Turnpike Court sheltered housing scheme
St Georges, TF2 9AN
Turnpike Court is located in the St Georges area of Telford and has 45 self-contained properties consisting of:
- Turnpike Court - a mix of 39 one or two bedroom flats with internal entrances
- Eccleshall House - six two bedroom flats
All flats with internal entrances have a videophone door entry system, which lets tenants view and speak to visitors, and open the door without having to leave their flat.
The internal first floor flats are accessible by a lift which is large enough to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There are also stairlifts so tenants can get to all areas within the scheme.
The scheme has a number of communal facilities where tenants are able to socialise.
- Dining room
The communal grounds are only available for tenants and their visitors and are maintained by the Wrekin Housing Trust's Grounds Maintenance Team.
Mobility scooter - Landlord's permission
We recognise that use of mobility scooters can improve independence. However for fire safety reasons, where the property type is an internal flat, Landlord's permission must be sort and granted before purchasing a scooter.
Tenants living in flats with internal entrances are not allowed to keep cats and dogs, unless it is a service dog - a service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have a disability including visual or hearing impairment.
Tenants are allowed to keep pets such as a fish or small caged bird.
There are regular bus services to the local town of Oakengates and Telford Town Centre.
The Scheme Manager's role is to:
- Offer support and guidance to enable independent living
- Complete support plans to assess individual needs
- Organise and facilitate social activities on and off the sheltered housing scheme
- Provide "The Trust on your doorstep" to help with housing matters
All sheltered housing properties are fitted with a smoke detection system, which is linked to the emergency alarm and would automatically trigger an alarm call to the visiting Scheme Manager when on duty or go through to the 24 hours emergency alarm call receiving centre.
It is recommended that tenants test the smoke alarm monthly basis.
The tenant's fire safety leaflet is available and will be issued to each tenant during the sign up process.