Accent Housing has a wide range of independent living schemes, also known as sheltered housing, throughout the North, East and South of England.
Our independent living schemes feature one bedroom self-contained apartments that are suitable for single or double applicants aged 55+. They usually have a double bedroom, living area, kitchen and wetroom with a walk-in shower. They also have safety features, such as grab rails, and emergency pull cords.
Independent living schemes usually have landscaped gardens and communal facilities, as well as an on-site Scheme Manager. We aim to ensure they are located close to transport links and/or key amenities.
Independent Living Schemes In The North East: Gateshead
The beautiful town of Gateshead is an excellent place to call home. It has been named as one of the top five places to live in Tyne & Wear, and it saw a 49% annual increase in buyer searches in 2021.
Gateshead is a safe town with low crime rates and a strong sense of community within each of the neighbourhoods. It boasts fantastic transport links, including a metro station, bus interchange and direct links to major roads. Gateshead is also home to Europe’s largest shopping centre; The Metro Centre.
Accent Housing has one independent living scheme in Gateshead. Swan Court is located in Dunston and features a collection of spacious one-bedroom apartments for people aged 55+. It has beautifully landscaped gardens, on-site parking and a busy communal lounge where regular resident activities are hosted.
Each apartment has safety features, including an emergency pull cord, and the friendly Scheme Manager is on hand to help. With weekly rent (and service charges) from only £117 per week, Swan Court provides excellent value.
Independent Living Schemes In The North East: Stockton-on-Tees
The large and bustling town of Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham has been named the 6th best place to live in the UK!
It has undergone several changes in recent years, thanks to a series of regeneration projects. And now this thriving town is an excellent place to call home. Stockton has low crime rates along with an abundance of leisure facilities, shopping opportunities and things to do.
From the historic streets of nearby Yarm to the quaint Preston Park and the impressive Glove Theatre – there is always something to do in Stockton.
Accent Housing has three independent living schemes in Stockton-on-Tees; Cypress Court, Arlington Court and Argyll Court.
Cypress Court is located just a mile from Stockton town centre on Primrose Hill. The scheme offers a collection of generously-sized one-bedroom apartments ideal for single applicants.
It also has ample parking, a communal lounge, an on-site laundry room and private communal gardens. Weekly rent including all service charges starts at just £123.
Argyll Court is located in the Norton area of Stockton-On-Tees, near Somerset Road. It is within walking distance of bus routes, shops and Norton centre. This charming sheltered accommodation is set within secure and private gardens.
Rent, including service charges, starts at £136 per week, which we believe is great value for the spacious apartments, on-site amenities, friendly community and ongoing support.
Arlington Court is one of few independent living schemes that is available to people aged 45+. It features a range of one-bedroom apartments that are suitable for both single and double applicants.
It is set in a quiet residential area, just off Yarm Road, with Stockton town centre nearby. Living in Arlington Court will provide you with an active social life and will give you added security and peace of mind. Rent, including service charges, starts at just £84 per week, making it incredibly affordable.
Independent Living Schemes In Middlesbrough
The town of Middlesbrough is currently in the midst of a 20-year regeneration project, with many improvements already being complete.
In recent years, more than £25 million has been spent to rejuvenate this post-industrial town. And now, Middlesbrough boasts outstanding education facilities, shopping and leisure facilities, beautiful parks, museums and so much more.
Accent Housing has two sheltered accommodation schemes in Middlesbrough; Shepherdson Court and Chapman Court.
Shepherdson Court is ideally located in the Southbank area of Middlesbrough, close to the A66 and two large supermarkets.
Aside from one bedroom apartments for the over 55’s, this independent living scheme features fantastic gardens, a communal lounge, quiet room, laundry room and a secure door entry system. It is suitable for single applicants and the weekly rent starts at just £127.
Chapman Court is located in the Pallister Park area of Middlesbrough. Its excellent location puts it close to Berwick Hills shopping parade, a large Morrison’s supermarket and the Neptune swimming and fitness centre. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with regular activities and events held in the communal lounge.
Chapman Court is suitable for single applicants aged 55+ and rent starts at just £133 per week including service charges.
How Do I Apply For Sheltered Housing?
You can apply for sheltered housing via Let’s Move, our online application system. To search the latest available Independent Living Schemes, use the search form below…
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We have a wide range of properties available, including houses, apartments, bungalows, and sheltered housing (independent living accommodation) for the over 55's, available directly through Accent Housing.
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