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Sheltered Housing is the term given to a group of self-contained flats available to older people. Tenants in Sheltered Housing have the support of members of our staff who visit at agreed intervals and promote people’s independence, quality of life and good health. For more Enquireis please use our online Form below.

What is sheltered housing?

Our service is tailored to each tenant’s particular needs and we understand how older people treasure their independence and aim to help them to retain as much as possible.

  • Sheltered Housing offers tenants:
  • A safe, secure and warm place to live
  • Support from professional staff to promote continued independence
  • Peace of mind by knowing that each property is linked to the Telecare alarm system
  • Their own tenancy with legal rights
  • Their own front door
  • A safe, secure and warm environment
  • An easy to manage home
  • Guest room facilities for relatives/friend

 

Specially built sheltered accommodation

We have 11 specially built sheltered housing schemes, each offering:

  • Communal facilities; lounge, general use kitchen, laundries, scooter stores
  • Staff available on site
  • Telecare community alarm
  • Opportunities for social events, day trips and holidays
  • Maintained gardens

Our accommodation differs within schemes but is usually a one bedroom flat with a fitted kitchen, a combined bathroom and toilet and separate lounge. We also have some bedsits available.

See sheltered scheme locations for further information.

Who is Sheltered Housing for?

Sheltered Housing is one of many choices of accommodation available to older people. To be eligible applicants have to be over the age of 55 years but in some instances properties are given to people under 55.

Our Sheltered Housing is also available to owner-occupiers but there are certain restrictions.

People living in Sheltered Housing are as individual as those in the wider community. Many of our residents are fit and active older people who simply want a bit of security and company, whereas others require more care and support, which can be provided on-site.

We are committed to reducing loneliness and isolation and provide communal facilities to enable tenants to enrich their social life by mixing with other residents and joining in with activities and events.

Our Sheltered Housing schemes are a real home where we believe residents can enjoy life to the full and live as independently as possible.

The following form can be used to request Sheltered Housing:

:: Request for Sheltered Housing

My Story

My story - tells Mr F's story. Mr F has lived happily in one of our Sheltered Housing schemes for the past 20 years.

:: watch Mr F's story

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