We manage a number of sheltered housing schemes for older people who want to live independently, but require some added support.

About sheltered housing

Flats are usually within a block with their own individual front door opening onto a corridor. Residents have access to all facilities without going outside the building.

They are normally studio or one-bedroom flats, although there are a few with two bedrooms.

All flats have their own kitchen and bathroom or shower room, and a separate bedroom and living room. Flats are unfurnished.

All flats are fitted with our 24-hour Assist alarm system, with pull cords in every room if you get into difficulty.

Other features may include:

  • door-entry phone systems
  • smoke detectors and fire alarms
  • guest rooms
  • communal laundry
  • communal lounge
  • communal gardens
  • car parking.

Benefits of sheltered housing

  • You live in a good quality, well maintained home
  • You keep your independence
  • Peace of mind, knowing that you will get help in an emergency
  • You can take part in social activities if you wish
  • You feel part of a community
  • You can become involved in how the scheme is run

Sheltered housing costs

Residents at our sheltered housing schemes are expected to pay:

  • rent
  • a small general service charge (covering costs of cleaning, maintenance and gardening)
  • an enhanced housing management charge (EHM) covering costs of a sheltered housing officer
  • a heating and hot water charge where the scheme has a shared heating system
  • an Assist alarm service charge.

You will also need to pay for electricity, gas, water rates, council tax and home contents insurance.

Find out more

Contact us for more information about sheltered housing.