For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, London Borough of Hackney, who can be contacted on 0208 356 2929.
Just across from Hackney Downs you’ll find Benabo Court, a development of 31 one bed apartments for over 55s. Residents have the use of a shared lounge for arranging activities and events.
There is a small supermarket, a bakery, café and takeaway nearby. Your on-site manager is your point of contact, overseeing the properties and estate services, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it.
Around the local area
All the facilities you are likely to need exist in Hackney, including banks, chain stores, independent shops, main library, post office, restaurants, Broadway market plus the main Stratford shopping centre. London Fields Lido is home to London’s only 50-metre heated outdoor pool.
Entry is free to the popular Hackney City Farm, which has goats, rabbits, sheep, geese, an in-house cafe and farm shop. There are also plenty of GPs, dental surgeries and opticians to choose from in the area. Victoria Park in London’s Tower Hamlets is a large park with canals, ponds, a pavilion, tennis courts and a sports ground, which also hosts concerts in the summer.
Theatre and Festivals
A diverse cultural quarter thrives in Hackney, with theatre, cinema, museums, art galleries, festivals and a great music scene. This includes the Hackney Empire, a restored music hall offering a wide variety of entertainment, the independent Rio Cinema which showcases the annual Turkish Film Festival, the Vortex Jazz Club and Hackney Museum. The Shoreditch Festival engages communities with cultural performances in one of Shoreditch’s most historic locations.
Now completely repaired and restored by the National Trust, Sutton House is a rare example of a Tudor red-brick house, also now established as an arts and education centre for east London.
Benabo Court is sited just off Sandringham Road, near to the junction with the A107 Amhurst Road. Services from the nearby Hackney Downs railway station include Liverpool Street, Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Chingford. The nearest underground station is Hackney Central, plus a variety of bus services operate nearby.
Hackney is served by two overground lines; the North London Line crosses from west to east while the East London Line runs from Highbury and Islington towards destinations including Clapham Junction, Crystal Palace, Croydon, and New Cross.
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