Sheltered Housing


image006All accommodation offered at the Great Hospital is sheltered. Pull cords alert our care team who, in an emergency, can be with you in minutes day or night. Our on-site caretaker is available to deal with maintenance emergencies and our Great Hospital chaplain, who also lives on site, is available to take care of your pastoral needs.

Flats are located in various areas of the site. The flats within Masters and Chaplains House are in our wonderful medieval buildings. Eight of our flats are in St Helens House, formally the residence of Thomas Ivory a famous Norfolk architect who built the Assembly House and the Octagon Chapel. St Helens House has also seen service as a nursing home run by Norwich Union and was the first BUPA hospital in Norwich. As well as the flats, two historic rooms are preserved as the Trust Board Rooms.

Later developments include Suffield Court which surrounds the bowling green is archetypal almshouse accommodation and Youngs Green, a more modern area of flats. Our latest accommodation is Holme Terrace which overlooks the Masters Garden with views of the magnificent medieval buildings, including St Helen’s Church.

On site, we have a shop open 3 mornings a week in which we stock items which are needed day to day. The shop is staffed by resident volunteers. We also have an onsite hairdressers and appointments can be made through the office. In our magnificent community hall, residents can purchase tea, coffee or hot chocolate and sit with views over the Masters Garden or into the Cloisters

If bowling is your thing, we have a well-maintained bowling green and residents play several times a year. Matches are arranged occasionally against other clubs and the highlight of the year is the Residents v Trustees and Staff competition where honour is keenly fought for – it is not often that the Trustees and Staff win! During the winter months, inside short mat bowling is available.

Residents are able to bring cars and named parking places are available on the periphery.

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