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Japonica Court

Japonica Court sheltered housing is owned by Guildford Borough Council and provides accommodation for older people over the age of 60.


The court is in the village of Ash, approximately two miles from Aldershot and 10 miles from Guildford.

There is a bus stop opposite the court with a regular service into Aldershot.

Ash railway station is a ten-minute car journey.

Shawfield Day Centre is on the same site and offers various activities and the option to have a midday meal. For more information on Shawfield Day Centre, telephone 01252 326304.

Applying for Japonica Court

To apply for Japonica Court, you must be registered on Guildford Borough Council's Housing Needs Register and have a local connection with the borough.

A housing application form is available in the downloads section of this page.

For more information, call the Housing Advice Centre on 01483 444244.


    The three storey, centrally-heated building has 48 one-bedroom flats and 13 two-bedroom flats.

    Each flat is self-contained with a bathroom and kitchen.


    • well-equipped laundry with washing machines and tumble dryers

    • three lifts

    • hairdressing salon open four days a week

    • library

    • communal adapted shower rooms for those unable to use a bath

    • guest room available for hire at a reasonable price for families and friends for short periods

    Social activities

    • Welcome Club

    • Primrose Club

    • social club

    • bingo

    • social evenings

    Support services

    Surrey County Council has a care team located at Japonica Court which provides support for approximately 20 tenants who need higher levels of support to help them remain in their homes. This service is accessible by referral to Surrey County Council Social Services.

    A Guildford Borough Council support officer is usually available Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm, and on Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays).

    The staff visitor is on call for emergencies outside of these hours.

    When a member of staff is not on site, the Japonica Court sheltered scheme is switched over to the care centre in Chichester.

    If an emergency arises, use the emergency communication red pull cords found in all flats and communal areas to summon help.