Available Group and Independent living housing

Tom Ward Court and Kingsley Street

Tom Ward Court is twinned with two developments of flats in nearby Kingsley Street. Both locations are in the popular area of Burton Road, which is on the fringe of the oldest and most historic part of the city. A common room at Tom Ward Court is open to all the residents. The Scheme Manager is based at Tom Ward Court but also covers the Kingsley Street properties, which is a short walk away.

There are a variety of shops locally on Burton Road including, newsagents, groceries, takeaways, pubs, hairdressers and beauty salons.

There is a regular bus service to the city centre.


Tom Ward Court consists of:

  • 14 self-contained one bedroom flats
  • Four self-contained two bedroom flats

Kingsley Street consists of:

  • 26 self-contained one bedroom flats
  • Two two bedroom flats

We let the property on a secure or introductory tenancy, giving you all the normal rights of any council tenant. However, you will not have the Right to Buy the property. 


All flats are supplied with an alarm system that you can use to call for help in an emergency. Each property also has its own heating and hot water system, which you control. A common room at Tom Ward Court is also available where residents can meet and enjoy a wide variety of activities such as:

  • Day trips out
  • A large communal garden
  • Plenty of drying space
  • Door entry security to each communal entrance to the flats at Kingsley Street

Support available

The on-site independent living coordinator ensures that residents can receive all-round support in line with your support plan, which will be agreed with you soon after you move in. 

The support plan is designed to your individual needs and requirements and will be reviewed at least every 6 months with your independent living coordinator.

Cost of the service

The total rent that tenants pay includes the following breakdown of charges;

  • Rent for accommodation
  • Charges for support; charged at around 10% of the accommodation rent