Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is a type of accommodation designed for people over the age of 60 who may have a disability or mobility issues.

It provides a safe and secure environment and some of our schemes also have access to communal facilities that provide regular meeting and activities for residents.

If you require extra support to help you live independently, this can be arranged through our supporting independent living team.

Sheltered housing can help you to live independently, and bring you into a community. All our properties: 

  • provide your own front door 
  • are well heated 
  • have reasonable rents 
  • are safe and secure 
  • are designed for easy access 
  • are low maintenance 
  • have a community alarm system that provides help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (through support workers and the call centre)

How to apply

Anyone over the age of 60 can apply for sheltered housing, all though we also consider applications from people younger than 60 who have a disability.

If you would like to be considered for sheltered housing, you will need to apply to be added to the SARTH (Single Access Route to Housing) Housing Register. Find out how to apply for the SARTH Housing register.

When we consider your application, we will take into account your personal circumstances, medical conditions, housing circumstances and the help you need to live independently.