How it Works

Hewlett Court is registered as ‘Sheltered Housing’ with the Local Authority.

This means that we are not permitted to give ‘personal care’ to our residents or short stay guests.

Hewlett Court supports people towards independent living in a safe and caring environment in which catering is provided.

In order to reside at Hewlett Court, everyone considering this momentous step must first visit the home informally to meet the other residents and staff, assess the home for themselves, and then return to their own home to decide if they wish to continue with their application.

The staff will also briefly assess the applicant to see if they appear suitable for their stay. If the prospective resident wishes to continue they must complete a ‘trial’ stay at Hewlett Court to really get the ‘feel’ of communal living.

After the stay they must return home to think about their future. This gives them time to ‘cool down’ and ask family and friends their advice, free of pressure. The Manager will discuss the application with her team (usually within a few weeks). If suitable to both parties’ accommodation will be offered to the prospective resident.

Although Hewlett Court do not provide any care some residents privately arrange for outside care companies to come in to either administer medication or assist with washing and dressing however all residents must be fully mobile to ensure they mobilise down to the dining room for all meals.


Hewlett Court Team

Director of Operations – Julie Ward

Manager – Beverley Schofield

Chairman of Comforts Fund – Charles Ward

Team Leader and Hewlett Court Communications officer – Rachel Cookson

Health and Safety Officer – Zena Crumbleholme

Team Co-ordinator – Debra Munteanu

Relief Supervisor – Samantha Baker

Hewlett Court Comforts Fund

The Hewlett Court Comforts Fund involves a committee to collect and raise funds to ensure entertainment, events and outings are provided for the Hewlett Court Residents.



Chairman – Charles Ward

David Platt

Mahtarr Samba


Hewlett Court Advisory Committee

WBro David Lightbown


Julie Ward

Director of Operations

WBro Ian Whitehead

Deputy Chairman

WBro Chris Wildman


WBro David Garnett

WBro Dennis Heskett


Beverley Schofield