Housing

What is older peoples housing?

We offer a range of housing schemes which are suitable for older people. You can find there they are on the map here.

You can usually find the following facilities in the schemes:

  • Laundry
  • Communal lounge and kitchen
  • Security and safety features
  • Guest bedroom
  • District heating
What does the Scheme Manager do?

The Scheme Manager will be on site during office hours and can provide you with information and advice about social activities and events. They are also responsible for the management of the building and will carry out regular inspections of communal areas.

They can’t provide any personal care, such as collecting pensions, prescriptions or doing shopping. If you think you might need support to help you with your daily living tasks you can contact Adult Social Services on 01226 775656.

Will I qualify for older peoples housing (flats under one roof)?

Applicants should be aged 60 years and over although in some schemes and circumstances we will consider applicants aged 40 and over.

Applicants with a history of any of the following may not be suitable for this type of accommodation with shared areas

  1. Anti-social behaviour
  2. Alcohol or substance misuse
  3. Offending
  4. Violence or sexual abuse
  5. Arson
  6. Problems sustaining or managing their accommodation

The Lettings Team will provide further information and advice.

How do I apply for older peoples housing?

You can apply to join the housing register online by visiting ‘Find a Home’.