WDH's Care Link emergency contact system is wired into each home ensuring access to assistance 24 hours a day. The properties benefit from district heating. There are communal gardens around the scheme. Access to the communal entrance at St Swithins Court is through a secure fob system.
A mobile library visits St Swithins Court twice a month and a hairdresser, greengrocer and 'fish and chip' van call weekly. There is a doctors' surgery and local shops in Stanley. A regular bus service into Wakefield city centre runs from the bus stop outside St Swithins Court.