Sheltered and supported housing

Sheltered and supported housing

Do you need a little more support and want to move from your home? Sheltered or supported housing might be for you. Sheltered housing is for older people and offers a safe and friendly place to live, with your own front door, and some extra help like an alarm service and sheltered housing officers. There are also extra care housing services. Like sheltered housing, this is for older people but for those who need more care and support.

Other types of supported housing are available for people with particular disabilities or needs, like people with mental health problems or learning disabilities. These services are sometimes called independent living services or supported living services. The aim of these services is to help people have a life and home of their own, and support them to live the life they want independently.

 

Housing and care homes

6 Records in Sheltered and supported housing filtered by Client group "older people".

  • Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)

    3rd Floor, Camelford House, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

    Telephone: 0800 377 7070 (FirstStop advice line)

    Description: The EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about their housing and care needs.

  • Extra Care Housing

    Customer Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

    Telephone: 020 8871 7707 (access team)

    Description: Extra care housing is similar to sheltered housing but is suitable for older people who need more care and support.

  • FirstStop Care Advice

    Telephone: 0800 377 7070

    Description: FirstStop is an independent, free service providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life.

  • Housing options for older and disabled people

    Description: The council's housing department provides information and advice about housing options for older and disabled people, including sheltered housing.

  • Independent Living

    Description: This community website provides news, views and product information on equipment to help with living independently.

  • Sheltered Housing

    Housing Customer Centre, Housing and Community Services Department, 90 Putney Bridge Road , SW18 1HR

    Telephone: 020 8871 6812 (to apply for sheltered housing)

    Description: Sheltered housing is designed to help residents maintain an independent and active lifestyle in a secure and friendly retirement community with the added security of an alarm service and sheltered housing officer for help and support.