Sheltered housing and how to apply

Sheltered housing

If you are 60 or over you can apply for sheltered housing and extra care sheltered housing. 

Sheltered housing helps you:

  • maintain an independent and active lifestyle in a secure and friendly environment
  • retain the privacy of your own front door with facilities that suit your needs

Sheltered homes are situated near local amenities, with the added security of a 24 hour alarm service, out of hours service and a sheltered housing scheme manager.

Extra care sheltered housing is similar to sheltered housing but is suitable for older people who need more care and support. It provides:

  • self contained flats with the benefit of some shared services
  • support from trained care staff providing flexible, individually tailored packages of care and support on site

Your chances of getting a sheltered home in the borough are reasonably good as we have a large amount of properties.