Most older people want to be able to live in their own home. If you cannot manage in your current home you may want to consider moving into sheltered housing.
We run sheltered housing which enables you to live independently, with the freedom and privacy of your own front door with the added security of knowing that there is help at hand.
- a scheme manager
- a 24 hour emergency alarm system
- home care to meet your personal needs
- a variety of social activities
- a common room/lounge
- a hair dressing room (available in some schemes only)
- communal gardens
- a lift (in most schemes)
Some schemes have assisted bathrooms or a guest room where a family member can stay to support their relative during a period of illness.
Some schemes have carers on site 24 hours a day if you need extra care. You can simply pull the cord of your intercom for immediate assistance from the scheme manager or onsite carers.
Each property has an alarm system connected to a control centre. Staff are able to provide assistance out of hours or if there is no one on site.
I am interested in living in Sheltered accommodation
In order to apply for sheltered housing, you (and your partner, if you have one) need to be over 60 and fully retired. Alternatively, you may be over 55 with a disability or have a need for community care. Priority will be given to applicants who would most benefit from this type of accommodation.
In order to see if sheltered housing is for you, please contact the Housing Allocation Team on 01582 54 66 46.
If you qualify for sheltered housing, our staff will be happy to help you with the application forms.
For more detailed information on Sheltered Housing, see our factsheets below.