Charlie Ratchford Court is a brand new extra care scheme in Chalk Farm. ‘Extra care' is where people with social care needs are supported to live independently in their own flat. The scheme began welcoming its first residents from April 2021.
Charlie Ratchford Court, built and paid for through the Council's Community Investment Programme (CIP), includes 38 high-quality modern designed flats, with accessible and adaptable facilities. Residents can enjoy the beautiful communal areas, including the courtyard gardens, spend time with neighbours and relatives in their own flats or in the lounge, and join activities that they will be involved in designing. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, the aspiration is that Charlie Ratchford Court will become a true asset in the community, enjoyed by the whole community.
Charlie Ratchford Court is the first scheme of its kind to be led by a self-managed team. The Council has worked in partnership with an organisation called Wellbeing Teams to develop the service, because they are experts in the field. The members of the team were recruited based on their values, rather than just their education or previous experience, and they will be supported and coached by the Wellbeing Leader to work together effectively. Wellbeing Workers will work together with residents to plan their support, and build on their strengths and what matters to them, so that each person can live their best possible life in their new home and within the community.
For more details, visit https://www.camden.gov.uk/charlie-ratchford-court