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Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing provides older people with another housing choice. It can be flats, studios or bungalows.

Please see our guides to sheltered accommodation for more information and take a look at our different schemes and locations

Each property has its own front door, bedroom(s), lounge, kitchen and bathroom. A 24 hour emergency intercom alarm system with pull cords in each room, and a Scheme Manager to help you keep your independence.

Below is a short video about what our schemes can offer, please note that some details relating to our schemes, such as the age restrictions, have changed since this video has been made. A new video will be coming soon. The most up-to-date information relating to our sheltered housing schemes is on our web page and in our Guide to Sheltered Housing

Facilities and services:

  • Some have special bathrooms for assisted bathing
  • Most have a large centrally located residents' lounge, with an active social environment
  • Most schemes qualify for a concessionary television licence
  • We run a 'handyperson' scheme
  • Some have a hairdresser
  • Some have a guest bedroom which may be booked for visiting relatives or family
  • Most have laundry rooms containing washing machines and tumble driers for your personal use and /or any carers
  • Some have a library or reading area, stocked with books from the mobile library
  • Many have a 24 hour entrance door entry phone system, giving additional security
  • Most have lifts to give easy access to the first floor accommodation
  • All have enclosed private gardens and car parking.

24 hour a day piece of mind: A 24-hour-a-day community alarm scheme is available to anyone of any age who would like to feel safer, more protected or independent in their own home. This is run by Eldercare. Tel: 0345 603 4576 or email: