With purpose-built bungalows overlooking wide green spaces,
Monkchester Green is a leafy retreat from the hustle and bustle of
city life and still only a few minutes’ stroll from Welbeck Road at
the heart of the Walker community. Relax in the comfort and
privacy of your own bungalow or take part in fun activities and
events in the scheme’s spacious and modern community centre.
The scheme consists of 42 one-bedroom bungalows and 8
Benefits of living in Monkchester/Kingston
- A Sheltered Housing Officer living on site
- A fully equipped laundry
- A guest room for residents visitors
- A communal lounge for social activities
- Concessionary television licence
- A warden-call alarm linked to the Sheltered Housing Officer and
/ or CCAS Central Control in case of emergencies.
What will my bungalow be like?
Each bungalow has its own lounge, kitchen, bathroom and
bedroom(s). Doorways are wide, enabling wheelchair access. Each
bungalow has a number of warden pull cords which link each resident
to the CCAS Control Room in case of emergency. Your warden will
show you how to operate this equipment.
Meet the Sheltered Housing Officer: Sue Bolam
"Hi, my name is Sue and I’ve been a Sheltered Housing
Officer for 24 years (Wow! Has it been that long already?)
I’ve always enjoyed working with older people - in a previous job I
was a civil servant for the pension service, so I already
understood the problems older people sometimes face and had some
ideas of how to help them.
"My favourite thing about working here is that people are so
willing to try new things and learn new skills. There are so
many exciting things happening at Margaret Collins including our
walking and photography groups, intergenerational rookie golf
tournaments and art projects to name but a few. We have very
strong links in our local community and get involved in all sorts
of voluntary events as well. Working here has taught me that age is
not a barrier to learning and growing as people.
"I would say that I’m a bubbly and outgoing person - but
diplomatic as well. “Give it a go Sue”: that’s me!"
Interesting fact: "I love abseiling and rock
How much will it cost?
The average rent for a bungalow in a sheltered scheme is about
£43 per week .The service will cost you about £12 a week. This does
not include the charge for general maintenance of the building such
as cleaning the shared areas. We include the cost of the service in
your rent. We will tell you if we change the charge and we try to
keep the cost as low as possible.
Sheltered Housing Service
Benton Park Road
Tel: 0191 278 8585
Sheltered Housing Officer, Sue Bolam
Tel: 0191 278 8585