About Lanchester Court
Lanchester Court, named after the Society's founder, Canon Charles Lanchester, is situated off Dereham Road, a short distance west of the Inner Ring Road. It has dual access from both Old Palace Road and Adelaide Street. Buses run along Old Palace Road and Dereham Road providing easy access to the city centre.
Lanchester Court consists of 52 one-bedroom flats, eight studio flats and two two-bedroom flats. In general two-bedroom accommodation will only be allocated to couples who can show a health or similar need for the additional bedroom. A mix of newer and older buildings; the older blocks have been extensively modernised with new double glazed windows, fitted kitchens, bath/shower rooms and gas fired central heating. The flats mostly overlook and surround a lovely and sizeable well-stocked garden; at its centre is the social room, home to a busy programme of activities.
This scheme does not have a resident Scheme Manager. However, the Society’s Scheme Managers provide a visiting support service to tenants in need. Each flat is connected to the call system by means of pull cords in each of the main rooms. Pendants are available for those wishing for a higher degree of reassurance. The call system is monitored 24/7, and a mobile response is provided when necessary.
There are two health centres and a pharmacy within a very short walk. Opticians and dentists are available within the city centre. Most pharmacies provide a 'collection and delivery' service for repeat prescriptions.
There is a wide range of retail shops and a Post Office on Dereham Road, including a local Co-op supermarket. The nearest large supermarket is just over a mile away, and Norwich City Market is about a 20 minute walk away. Dereham Road has a variety of fast food outlets as well as a number of public houses. Cinemas are located within the city centre.
St Barnabas Parish Church is within walking distance. Other faiths are well catered for within the city centre, including the Roman Catholic Cathedral which is within walking distance for the active.
Facilities within the site
Lanchester Court has a most attractive social room built in 2000, where regular activities take place, organised by a social committee comprising tenants under the guiding hand of one of the Society's visiting Scheme Managers. There is also a laundry room containing good quality domestic washing and drying machines which all tenants can use subject to a modest metered charge. The scheme has well established gardens offering a particularly appealing quiet oasis with seats available for tenants to enjoy during the summer days. There is very little off-street parking but unrestricted on-street parking is available in Adelaide Street.
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