Reading Court is a Sheltered Housing Scheme situated a short distance from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. The scheme has 32 single and 13 double flats, each with a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom; there is a resident Warden and all the flats are fitted with an emergency pull cord.
There is a communal lounge, kitchen, laundry, lift and a guest bedroom for relatives and friends to stay. The building is surrounded by large maintained gardens. Residents are encouraged to maintain their own independence and also to participate in the many events organised by the Scheme Manager and residents’ committee; these include coffee mornings and lunches, bingo, race evenings, computer lessons and many excursions; there is a regular bus service to Stratford-upon-Avon for shopping. The Mobile Library visits monthly and there is a hairdresser and chiropodist who can come to residents’ flats.
There is a waiting list of prospective tenants and when a vacancy occurs, the list is checked and a place offered taking into account the overall needs of the prospective tenant.