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Supported and sheltered housing

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

1. Overview

The Sheltered Housing Schemes are designed for people who are over 60, or 55-59 and registered disabled and in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The service helps residents to maintain their independence in their home, with additional assistance provided if there is an emergency.

Each resident has its own self-contained flat/bungalow/bedsit and are also able to enjoy the communal facilities available at the scheme which consists of a communal lounge, communal kitchen and communal garden. Some schemes also benefit from a laundry room and guest room.

Many of our schemes have the benefit of a secure door entry system, with fob access. Properties at these schemes are fitted with a door entry phone system, thus helping to ensure that access is restricted to visitors and genuine officials.  All of our properties have smoke detectors and fire alarms. There are pull cords fitted within all properties so that residents can summon help in an emergency situation at any time, day or night.

There is a Scheme Officer who visits the scheme to complete Health and Safety building checks, and monthly GBC equipment checks within all properties. Scheme Officers can refer residents to various agencies for additional assistance, if this is needed

Sheltered Housing is not residential care or a nursing home. The Scheme Officer does not administer medication or provide personal care. Your activities are also not monitored. You will be encouraged to maintain the same level of responsibilities and independence as you have always enjoyed.  Relatives and friends can visit you just as before. You will be responsible for your own cooking, cleaning, shopping and general care as you would be in ordinary housing.


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