Accommodation

Thorner’s has two sites within Southampton City boundaries, one in Thorner’s Court in Henstead Road, just off Bedford Place and the other Robert Thorner Court in Regents Park Road.

Thorner’s Court, Henstead Road 

Accommodation at Thorner’s Court is in self-contained, one bedroom flats which are for single occupancy. The flat comprises of an entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with an over-the-bath shower. Heating is by off-peak electric night-storage heaters and hot water is supplied by way of off or on-peak electricity.   There is a certain amount of built-in cupboard space and an electric cooker is installed in the kitchen.  The service to the flat is electricity. These flats are located within a building with a security entry system and are served by a lift.

The Scheme Manager is generally on duty between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Every flat is fitted with a Manager call / alarm system to enable easy communication with the Manager and, outside of her normal working hours, the system is switched through to the monitoring service which receives out of hours calls.    Thorner’s do not provide a responding manager service outside the normal working hours.   However, it may be possible to arrange directly with the monitoring service to register for their responding service for an additional weekly charge.

Total weekly contributions are payable and the charges are calculated to include the following: weekly maintenance contribution (rent equivalent), water rates, service charges and off peak heating and hot water. These charges are reviewed annually and any changes implemented in April.

Robert Thorner Court, Regents Park Road

Accommodation at Robert Thorner Court is in a self-contained, one bedroom flat, with a guest bedroom, accommodation is for single occupancy only. The flat comprises: – an entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom, second guest bedroom, shower room with a level access walk in shower. Central heating & hot water is supplied by a ‘central plant room’. There is a certain amount of built-in wardrobe/cupboard space and an electric cooker with separate hob is installed in the kitchen.  The service to the flat is all electric. These flats are located within a building with a secure entry system and are served by a lift. There is a residents’ lounge, laundry and a mobility scooter/bicycle store.

The Scheme Manager is generally on duty between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Public and Bank Holidays).  Each flat is fitted with a Manager call / alarm system to enable easy communication with the Manager, outside of her normal working hours, the system is switched through to the monitoring service which receives out of hours calls. Thorner’s do not provide a responding manager service outside the normal working hours. However, it may be possible to arrange directly with the monitoring service to register for their responding service for an additional weekly charge.

Total weekly contributions are payable and the charges are calculated to include the following: weekly maintenance contribution (rent equivalent), water rates, service charges, central heating and hot water. These charges are reviewed annually with any changes implemented in April.

What now?

Thank you for your interest in Thorner’s Homes.

As an Almshouse Charity, a resident becomes a beneficiary of the Charity, not a tenant.  In addition a resident has no legal interest in the accommodation and the ‘right to buy’ is not transferable to Thorner’s.

All applications are considered by the Board of Trustees. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview at which time their housing need, current health, financial circumstances and certain documentation will be verified.

At present there are vacancies at Thorner’s Court but a waiting list for accommodation at Robert Thorner Court.  If residing with us is something you or a family member would be interested in, taking account of the above, please use the contact page to make your enquiry.