Minton Court in Tremorfa has recently undergone major refurbishment and offers 30 self contained flats, including 5 two-bedroom flats and 25 one-bedroom flats. The communal lounge is bright and welcoming and the en-suite guest bedroom allows friends or family to stay overnight. Residents can take advantage of the scheme's gardens and outside seating areas and can join in the regular social events if they choose to do so.
A Scheme Manager is available during office hours from Monday - Friday to offer support and advice and to help in an emergency. Each flat is also linked to the Cardiff Community Alarm Service offering 24hr support and reassurance.
The scheme is designed to cater for the needs of residents who are aged 60+.
Tenants should be sufficiently able to live independently in their own flats, although they may arrange their own additional care or support if necessary (for instance to help with cleaning or personal care).
Accessibility of the scheme
Minton Court has a number of adaptations to make access easier for all tenants. These include :
• Level/ramped access to scheme
• Level/ramped access within the scheme
• Automated entrance doors
• Lift to upper floors
• Wheelchair accessible communal areas
• Storage and charging facilities for mobility scooters
• Accessible garden
• Grab rails
Facilities and Amenities
All flats at Minton Court have their own kitchen and bathroom. Additional facilites include :
• Communal lounge and kitchen
• Laundry facilities
• Guest accommodation
• Scooter room - for charging mobility scooters
• Communal garden
• On site parking
• Staff office
Amenities available within approximately half a mile of the scheme include :
• Local shop
• Bus Stop opposite (within 100yards) which operates hourly Monday-Friday to and from Minton Court.
• Doctors surgery
• Places of worship
• Post office
There are a number of social activities available for tenants to take part in if they wish. Some of the activities are also open to members of the local community. These inlcude :
• Coffee mornings
• Shopping trips
• Lunch club
Renting a flat at Minton Court costs approximately £65.00 a week for a 1-bedroom flat or £85.00 a week for a 2-bedroom flat plus a service charge of up to £60 a week (which covers various services including electricity and water charges).
Depending on your income you may be able to claim Housing Benefit to help with the rent and some elements of the service charge. For more information about rent and service charges please contact the Housing Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111.
There is a Scheme Manager available during office hours from Monday to Friday for any problems or queries.
Who to contact if the Scheme Manager is not available
All flats at Minton Court have an alarm which is linked to the Cardiff Community Alarm Service. Tenants can use the alarm at any time (day or night) to summon help in an emergency. A mobile Warden will visit if necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a tenant at Minton Court you need to complete a Cardiff Housing Application Form. Contact the Housing Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111 for a form and ask for help with filling it in if necessary.