Council Sheltered Housing Schemes
How do Sheltered Housing Schemes Work?
Sheltered Housing Schemes are designed to suit older people who do not need residential care, but are looking to move out of their present accommodation.
This could be due to poor health or disability, because they want a home which is smaller and easier to manage or they need a little extra support and security.
Sheltered Housing is not a residential or nursing home. It is ordinary housing offering privacy - residents have their own flat and own front door but there is a Scheme Manager on duty Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to call on for help if needed.
For peace of mind there is an alarm system where you can pull a cord to speak directly to the Scheme Manager when on duty or to the Council's Central Control Care Team providing cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Sheltered Housing Schemes are available to persons aged 60 years and over. The Schemes offer independent living in comfortable surroundings. Residents can make use of the scheme's facilities as well as participating in the various activities organised for their enjoyment.
For further information please see our 'What is Sheltered Housing' Booklet.