Older Persons Accommodation - Sandown Court, Caerau

 

Scheme Criteria

The scheme is designed to cater for the needs of residents who are aged 60+. 

Applicants should be sufficiently able to live independently in their own flat, but are welcome to arrange additional care and support if necessary (for instance to help with cleaning or personal care).

Support & Security

A Scheme Manager is available during office hours from Monday - Friday to provide friendly support with day to day issues and to offer experienced help in an emergency. All flats at Sandown Court are also 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.

Accessibility of the scheme

Sandown Court has a number of adaptations to make access easier for all tenants. These include :

• Level/ramped access to the scheme
• Level/ramped access within the scheme
• Lift to upper floors
• Wheelchair accessible communal areas
• Accessible garden
• Grab rails
• Hand rails in corridors

Facilities and Amenities

Each flat at Sandown Court has its own kitchen and bathroom. Other facilities include : 

• Communal Lounge
• Communal Kitchen
• Communal Laundry
• Guest accommodation
• Garden
• Staff office

Social Activities

Social activities are arranged for tenants to take part in if they wish.  Some of the activities are also open to members of the local community.

• Bingo
• Coffee mornings
• Day trips
• Raffles
• Entertainment evenings
• Gardening

What is available locally?

Amenities available within approximately half a mile of the scheme include:
• Local shops (Aldi and Farm Foods a walk away)
• Bus stop (just around the corner)
• Doctors surgery
• Dental surgery
• Places of worship
• Mobile library (attends weekly)
• Post office
• Hairdresser (a mobile hairdresser also visits Sandown Court each week)
• Housing office
• Day centre

Rent

Renting a flat at Sandown Court costs approximately £50.00 a week for a 1-bedroom flat, or £60.00 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 Housign Enquiries Team on 029 2053 7111.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a tenant at Sandown Court you will need to complete a Cardiff Housing Waiting List Application Form. Please telephone 029 2053 7111 to request a form, and ask for help if you need it.

Sandown Court

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