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 Barking & Dagenham, who can be contacted on 0208 227 5088.
Dagenham is home to Darcy House, an Extra Care development offering 52 retirement properties for over 55s. The design of the estate is very eco-friendly, with grass roofs, solar panels and wind turbines. The purpose built apartments and bungalows are sited close to local shops, a doctor’s surgery and bus routes.
Benefits here include attractive landscaped gardens, residents’ lounge, laundry and lift access to upper floors. Midday meals can also be enjoyed in the on-site restaurant. Plus there’s an on-site manager who looks after buildings/grounds maintenance and can offer advice on further support available.
Optional activities on the estate include coffee mornings, entertainment evenings, games sessions and trips out, making this a fun and sociable place to live. You are most welcome to register your interest for Darcy House.
In the local area
A short walk from Darcy House can be found a pharmacy and several churches of different denominations. There’s a lively market in nearby Barking town centre held every week on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Dagenham Leisure Park has ten pin bowling, restaurants and a cinema while there is a swimming pool at Becontree Heath leisure centre. There are also pubs with live music in the area
Of interest in the area
The town is known for its association with the motor trade, in particular the Ford Motor Company. The movie Made in Dagenham (2010) is a dramatisation of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at the plant, where female workers walked out in a protest over equal pay.
The 13th century Valence House in Becontree Avenue is the only surviving manor house in Dagenham. It is sited in parkland and is partially surrounded by a moat.
How to get here
Dagenham is a large suburb of East London 11.5 miles east of Charing Cross. The estate is located just off the A1240 not far from Goresbrook Park, near the A13. Dagenham Heathway is the nearest tube station on the District line for services to central London.
There’s a mainline station at Dagenham Dock for services to Fenchurch Street and Grays via Rainham. Dagenham Heathway is served by London bus routes 145,173,174,175 and 364.
Distance to GP: 0.39 miles
Distance to shop: 0.39 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.34 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.39 miles