Who can have sheltered housing?
To be eligible for sheltered housing, you or your partner must be over 60 years of age, or over 55 if registered disabled, and in need of housing support.
What is private sheltered housing?
Sheltered housing provides a supportive environment for older, adults at risk and disabled people in the community. You can stay independent whilst benefiting from support and security. Our properties are usually one-bedroom flats, grouped in small, low-rise blocks known as ‘schemes’.
What is sheltered accommodation for the elderly?
Sheltered housing is a term used to describe accommodation provided specifically for elderly people. Such schemes usually have the services of a warden or scheme manager. Each property will have a round the clock alarm system so the resident can summon help in an emergency.
What is sheltered accommodation for elderly?
What are the benefits of sheltered housing?
Pros and Cons of Sheltered Housing
- being able to live independently and have privacy from your neighbours.
- being able to live in a retirement home of your choice.
- having a home which is easier to manage.
- having help available in an emergency.
- having access to social occasions and various communal facilities.
What is Category 2 sheltered housing?
Category 2 – warden supported self-contained accommodation for the less active elderly, which includes the full range of communal facilities; Category 3 – supported extra care accommodation for the frail elderly.
Who pays the rent for sheltered housing?
You pay a service charge for sheltered housing regardless of whether you rent or own the home. This covers such things as the scheme manager, maintenance, gardening, cleaning of communal areas, the alarm system and so on.
What are the disadvantages of sheltered housing?
The Cons include high exit fees when your property is sold. This fee is contained in the lease agreement. Also, it can be difficult to sell as the resale market is limited. The service charges are higher than comparative services as more are supplied and they are ususally delived by the managment company.
Where can I find sheltered housing for rent?
Most sheltered housing for rent is provided by councils and housing associations. In most areas, the local council runs a waiting list of people looking for sheltered housing. Many housing associations fill all their sheltered properties this way.
What are the features of sheltered housing?
It is usually only available to those aged 55 and over. Some common features of sheltered housing include: social activities for residents. Features vary from scheme to scheme. At some schemes you get more support than others.
Are the communal areas in sheltered housing complexes open?
Please note: the communal areas in all sheltered housing complexes are now closed (Fri 20 March 2020) Contact details for Sheltered Housing Complexes in the city. Was This Useful?
How much does sheltered housing cost?
The cost of sheltered housing will vary depending on whether you rent or buy, the scheme that you choose, and the area you live in. Some schemes will be more expensive than others. As well as rent and/or mortgage payments, you have to pay Council Tax, water rates and energy bills…