Sheltered Housing (or retirement housing) is accommodation designed specifically for older people. Schemes consist of self-contained properties (usually flats or bungalows which may be for rent of sale) with a scheme based or visiting scheme Manager. There is also access to 24 hour emergency call centre assistance. The benefits of sheltered housing include independence, privacy and security for residents.
Extra care housing
Extra Care (or very sheltered) housing provides an alternative to residential care for older people with higher support needs. Schemes consist of self-contained properties. Support is provided in the resident's own home. Extra care needs are typically met by an on-site care team who are on hand 24 hours a day.
If you are interested in finding out more about sheltered housing schemes in the district, please contact the following providers:
FirstStop - Independent advice service for older people
FirstStop is a free, independent, information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, it aims to help older people make informed decisions about their housing options and support, and help maintain independent living in later life. For more information visit FirstStop.