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, Durham County Council, who can be contacted on 03000 26 0000.
Ideal for people wanting to live in a quiet location, Maple Court is set in Consett on the edge of the Pennines. Providing a real alternative to residential care, the estate comprises 45 purpose built Extra Care apartments for the over 55s.
An on-site manager is on hand to offer support and assistance, as well as looking after the upkeep of the buildings and grounds. Benefits include a wide range of on-site facilities, such as a residents’ lounge, hair salon, guest room and beautiful landscaped gardens.
Midday meals are available from the restaurant. You may also enjoy the social activities on offer, which include coffee mornings, entertainment evenings, games sessions and trips out. A mobile library visits every third Wednesday and is very popular.
In the local area
Consett sits above the rural Derwent valley on the edge of the boundary of County Durham and Northumberland. The town centre is around 885 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest in the country. Here you’ll find a good range of amenities, shops, pubs and leisure facilities.
The Derwent Reservoir is a popular leisure attraction and beauty spot. Nearby villages in the immediate surroundings include Shotley Bridge, Lanchester and Satley.
History and points of interest
The closure of the British Steel works at Consett in 1980 marked the end of the Derwent Valley steel heritage. Along with the closure of coal mines, it was also a first step in the decline of all heavy industry in the Derwent Valley.
The town was one of the first in the world to have a Salvation Army Corps Band. The band was formed in 1879 and went out on the streets playing at Christmas.
How to find us
Conveniently located not far from the A692 Consett Road, the estate is easily accessible from junction 52 of the A1(M). The 15 and 15a buses run from Durham bus station to Consett on the hour, a 40 minute journey. There are several other bus routes including the Red Kite 45 and 46 buses between Consett and Newcastle.
The nearest railway station is Durham, with services to Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
Distance to GP: 0.5 miles
Distance to shop: 0.08 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.02 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.5 miles