Rented sheltered housing is provided by councils or housing associations. Often referred to as independent living, the homes are built purposefully or adapted to accommodate the needs of senior adults.
Luckily for you, you have come to the right page to find out all the information regarding renting a sheltered house. Let’s introduce ourselves, we are Accent Housing, a housing association that provides homes for residents across the country.
We manage many sheltered schemes across that country that specialise in providing rented accommodation for adults over the age of 55. Find out if sheltered housing is right for you or an elderly relative you may be responsible for.
What Is Sheltered Housing?
A sheltered housing scheme is a collection of self-contained flats designed specifically for people aged over 55. Sheltered housing is perfect if you still want to live independently in your home, safe in the knowledge that support and companionship is close at hand should you require it.
Here are some of the benefits that come with living in a sheltered housing scheme:
- A 24-hour emergency alarm system within each property, so that residents can call for help if they have a fall, for example.
- A scheme manager (or warden) living on or off-site, who provides advice and support to residents, ensuring that communal areas are clean, and arranges maintenance and repairs.
- Regular social activities and communal areas where residents can meet.
When Should You Consider Sheltered Housing?
You might want to consider sheltered housing if any of the following is true:
- Your home no longer meets your needs
- You have reduced mobility
- You’re feeling lonely
- You no longer feel safe living alone
What Is The Difference Between Sheltered Housing And Assisted Living?
The main difference between sheltered housing and assisted living is the level of care you receive. Assisted living offers more support than sheltered housing but still allows some level of independence.
Assisted living, staff are usually available up to 24 hours per day to provide personal care and support services. These are tailored to you and can include help with washing, dressing, going to the toilet and taking medication. Domestic help, such as shopping and laundry, and meals may also be provided.
What Sheltered Housing Schemes do Accent Housing Manage?
Accent Housing have a wide range of sheltered housing schemes across the country, to find a scheme near you select one from the options listed below.