Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is accommodation specially designed for people of 60 and over who can live independently.

This may be an option to secure permanent accommodation quickly if you are:

  • at risk of becoming homeless, and
  • aged over 60

Personal care is not provided in sheltered housing. It is in a setting that allows tenants to come and go as they please. It also gives them the security of knowing that help is close by if they need it. This might be an ideal solution if one is thinking about downsizing or feeling isolated where they currently live.

If you are thinking of moving into sheltered housing you will need to consider:

  • a separate support charge is required in addition to the rent and service charge
  • nearly all sheltered flats have only one bedroom
  • if you have assets you will be referred to leasehold schemes - for a list of leasehold schemes visit housing care

Find out more about sheltered housing schemes.

Other housing is available if you have needs that would make sheltered accommodation unsuitable.

To find out more contact the housing assessment team.

Apply for sheltered housing