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Sheltered Housing and Support to Live Independently

Sheltered housing

The Sheltered Housing service offered by Dudley Council covers a range of accommodation. It also offers some useful services for both private and Council tenants, such as the Dudley Telecare Service and the Bogus Caller's Hotline.

Sheltered Housing is a term used to describe self-contained flats or bungalows available to older people. Services offered are tailored to suit the needs of the individual. Promoting and securing independence for older people in a safe, easy to manage home of their own is the aim.

The Council has 11 specially-built schemes, but also offers other types of accommodation as well. Any tenant over 60 in Dudley can also request the support of a visiting member of staff to their home.

To take a look at the different schemes and types of accommodation available in Dudley, along with general background information, please click on the link below.

To apply for accommodation, or for further information about the services offered by sheltered housing, do not hesitate to contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 and speak to one of our trained operatives who will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, see the following page for further information.

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Shared Lives

Shared Lives is an innovative housing option for people with care or support needs, such as learning disabilities. In Shared Lives a Shared Lives foster carer shares their home and family with an adult who needs care or support to help them to live well. Carers can offer long term support, respite or short term care, or purely daytime support. There are lots of options to suit people’s own families and circumstances.

People are increasingly choosing Shared Lives over other forms of care because it is a unique way to live well and I independently, but not alone. The goal is always an ordinary family life, where everyone gets to contribute and is an active member of the family.

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Living well, feeling safe

The Living well, feeling safe scheme is a partnership scheme, offering older people living across Dudley borough, practical safety, security and wellbeing advice, in their own home.

The partnership scheme is made up of the council, together with other local organisations – Age UK Dudley, West Midlands Police, Victim Support and West Midlands Fire Service. By working together the partnership offers older people a complete safety and security advice and support service. Practical and preventative safety, security and wellbeing advice and information are offered to people in their homes. The appropriate services, suitable for their needs are the arranged for them.

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Dudley Telecare Service

Telecare represents the whole range of ‘assistive technology’ products, which include all sorts of alarm systems. The products provide support to people in their own homes, through their link to the Dudley telecare service.

The Telecare products are unobtrusive and flexible and represent an automatic monitoring service, which can and has transformed the lives of people who wish to remain living independently for as long as they possibly can. The product also brings reassurance to users by ensuring their safety within the home.

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Winter Warmth Support Scheme

The service aims to ensure that all borough residents are keeping warm and well in their homes. Living in a cold home has a whole host of health implications for both adults and children. The service runs all year and offers  a range of advice and practical support to residents to help them to afford to heat their homes.  Free home energy advice visits are on offer providing advice and support with reducing home energy bills, help accessing energy discounts and grants,  along with energy saving tips.

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