Choosing a extra care supported scheme

Schemes in Tower Hamlets

There are six extra care supported housing schemes in Tower Hamlets, supporting people with a broad range of needs.

The care and support is provided by an organisation called Creative Support. Their service is monitored by the council and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure that they provide services that are safe and meet your needs.

The landlords for the schemes vary as a number of housing associations own the buildings, some of whom have requested that Creative Support also provide the housing management service or have chosen to do it themselves.

Further information

All the Tower Hamlets schemes are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide care. The CQC website gives details of the type of care the care homes can provide and information on the quality of the care that is provided. 

If you would like to find further information about any of these schemes, click the box below:

Sue Starkey House is situated in Stepney and consists of 40 units of accommodation, eight of which have two bedrooms. The scheme is a new build which opened in June 2013. 

The scheme assists younger adults and people with learning and physical disabilities, and mental health conditions, whilst also supporting older people.

The building owners are Gateway Housing. Care and support provider Creative Support undertakes the housing management function.

Sue Starkey House
6 West Arbour Street
Stepney E1 0FB.

020 7790 9417.

Shipton House is located in Bethnal Green and consists of 13 units of one bedroom properties.

To date the scheme has focused on assisting older people with early onset dementia but will consider younger people whose needs are compatible with the service.

The building forms part of an existing tenement block with links to the Sundial Day Centre for people with a broad range of needs. The building was refurbished to a high standard in 2013 by the owner Peabody Trust. 

The Trust have requested that the support provider takes on some of the housing management function. 

Shipton House
Nags Head West
Shipton Street
Bethnal Green E2 7SF.

0207613 0083.

These three schemes are owned by the landlord Clarion Housing Group who also provides the housing management function. Donnybrook Court is based in Stepney, Duncan Court in Poplar and Sonali Gardens in Shadwell.

Each scheme has 40 units of accommodation, the majority of which are one bedroom flats, although Sonali Gardens has ten two-bedroom flats.

 All the schemes currently support older people. Sonali Gardens has primarily supported people from a BME background.

Clarion Housing Group has confirmed that, in the future, referrals will be considered irrelevant of age and ethnicity, provided that the care and support requirements are compatible with the needs of the service.

Over time, we anticipate that the age range will reduce and client group will become more diverse. The focus will be on the delivery of a person centered service based on individual care and support needs.

Contact details:

Donnybrook Court
319 Old Ford Road
Bow E3 5NT
Telephone: 020 8981 9240

Duncan Court
88 Teviot Street
Poplar E14 6PX
Telephone: 0207 538 0297 / 0207 538 2818

Sonali Gardens
18 Sutton Street
Shadwell E1 0AG
Telephone: 0207 480 9085

Coopers Court is centrally located and is close to Mile End park and Mile End station. The landlord of the building is Sanctuary Care who provide the housing management service.

The scheme, which is for people aged 55 years and older, has 41 units of one-bedroom accommodation. 

124 Eric Street
E3 4SW

0208 980 9164

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