45 Retirement Living with Care Places
At the heart of the busy Devon town of Barnstaple are the 45 retirement living with care apartments that make up Norah Bellot Court. The purpose-built community was opened in 2000. It benefited from a substantial legacy of £0.75 million, left by Mrs Norah Bellot, a local benefactress, and gifted to MHA through the Anglican Diocese of Exeter. It is, says one resident, “a place with a lovely atmosphere – a real home from home. I love that I am able to get out and work in the garden, and I appreciate all that the Manager and staff do around the place.”
The benefits of being sited in the middle of a busy market town are immense and most days see activities on site for the tenants.
Norah Bellot Court plays its own part within the town through the community’s on-site restaurant. It caters not only for residents but also for older members of the community. Many residents are drawn from the town (some having got to know the community through the meals service) whilst others have moved from around the country to be closer to their families. Friends and family are not only welcome at Norah Bellot Court but are an integral part of it – often becoming volunteers in their own right and helping out with events and functions.
At Norah Bellot Court, we now provide 24-hour staffing on site. We deliver around the clock support and care tailored to individual needs.
Living the way you choose
It’s your life, so you should choose how you live it. This is what MHA offers you with retirement living with care. At Norah Bellot Court you can continue to live your life as you wish, with the same independence, privacy and everyday freedom and choices in your own attractive, private apartment. In addition, you have the reassurance of a discreet, individualised care package that can meet your changing needs and 24-hour on-site staffing - leaving you free to go about your life as you always have, with total peace of mind. You may be looking to move house for any number of reasons. You may wish to downsize, or want a new home that is better suited to your needs, where appliances are placed conveniently and everything is designed for ease of use. Maybe you are a couple looking to continue sharing your lives together. Perhaps you would be reassured by a 24-hour emergency call button to reach a trained on-site staff team, and the availability of tailored support and assistance with various daily tasks and personal care - always delivered with the utmost discretion. Our care at Norah Bellot Court is personalised, so whether an individual or couple, each person can be assured of continuing to live the life they choose.
Norah Bellot Court is an attractive place where you can enjoy your privacy, but with a thriving community on your doorstep. On any given day, you might be meeting friends in the lounge or café bistro, having an appointment in the hair salon, taking a trip out to the surrounding area or relaxing in your apartment; doing whatever you please.
Your apartment at Norah Bellot Court will be your home, in every sense. Though it will be fully fitted when you move in, it is your space to decorate and personalise in any way you choose. As your home, it has been purpose designed for your comfort and convenience. From its level access throughout and anti-slip flooring in the kitchen and bathroom to the raised power points, every element has been considered to ensure it is safe, attractive and accessible. Furthermore, it includes an emergency call system to reach an on-site staff team, available 24 hours a day – unobtrusive, but always there if ever you need it.
Your Care, Your Community
What can you do at Norah Bellot Court? In a nutshell: whatever you choose. As part of a vibrant community of like-minded people who value their time and independence and with a range of social and leisure facilities, you'll have every opportunity to enjoy company, make friends and pursue personal interests. With our Well-being and Personal Care Packages, you need have no worries about personal care or handling daily tasks such as laundry or bills. You also have the reassurance of 24-hour staff support, emergency assistance and your choice of varied activities. Our services are tailored for you, for any length of time you require; discreet but always available. In addition, we offer the services of a Chaplain; whether you follow a faith or would just like a personal discussion on any issue, you can be sure of confidential support in the way that's right for you. Relaxing at home or meeting others outside...how you spend your time will always be your choice.