Sheltered Accommodation In The North West

Are you looking for sheltered accommodation in the North West of England?

Accent Housing may be able to help. We are a housing association offering a wide range of quality homes to a diverse range of people in the North, East and South of England. This includes a number of independent living schemes in the North West.

In this blog, we are going to outline why sheltered accommodation is such an excellent choice and highlight our sheltered living schemes in the North West.

What Is Sheltered Accommodation?

Sheltered accommodation is a collection of self-contained flats or apartments within a safe and secure environment.

Also known as independent living, sheltered housing is designed specifically for single occupants and double occupants aged 55+. These schemes provide a safe place for seniors to live independently.

Most sheltered accommodation features a scheme manager and a housing warden or is on-call (or on-site) to provide assistance if required.

What Are The Benefits Of Sheltered Accommodation?

Sheltered accommodation is ideal for seniors who can live independently but want additional safety, a sense of community and assistance in the event of an emergency.

The “future-proof” self-contained flats usually feature a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. They often have an emergency pull cord in case of emergencies. The schemes also feature communal areas, such as a communal lounge, laundry room and gardens.

On-site parking, elevators and a secure environment are further benefits of sheltered accommodation. Independent living schemes are always located close to main transport links. They also offer an excellent sense of community, with social activities taking place regularly.

sheltered accommodation in Barrow

Where Can I Find Sheltered Accommodation In The North West?

At Accent Housing, we have a range of sheltered accommodation in the North West of England. This includes:


We have three independent living schemes in Accrington; Kirk House, Milnshaw Gardens and St Andrew’s Court (which is located in nearby Oswaldtwistle). Surrounded by the breath-taking Lancashire countryside, the bustling town of Accrington is located in the Hyndburn Borough, just 20 miles from Manchester.


Accent Housing has one independent living scheme in Barrow, named Ramsey Park. Also known as Barrow-in-Furness, this charming port town offers history, heritage and an array of walking and cycling routes. It’s located in Cumbria close to the exceptional Lake District.


Accent Housing’s independent living scheme in Blackburn is called Netherton House and is located in the picturesque Great Harwood area. The lovely town of Great Harwood offers excellent shopping, country pubs and an abundance of history.


Accent Housing has two independent living schemes in Burnley; The Orchard and Wood Top. The buzzing town of Burnley offers an abundance of things to do, excellent transport links and an impressive selection of eateries and pubs. It is a fantastic place to call home.


Our independent living scheme in Chorley is called Richmond House. The market town Chorley in Lancashire is surrounded by beautiful countryside, offering plenty of walking and cycling opportunities. Steeped in history, this pretty town offers a bustling centre with a range of shops and things to do.


Our sheltered housing in Stalybridge, called Blandford House, offers housing for single applicants and couples aged 55+. Recently named Greater Manchester’s Town Of Culture, the picturesque town of Stalybridge offers a unique heritage, countryside and outdoor activities.

How Do I Apply For An Sheltered Accommodation In The North West?

Applying for sheltered accommodation with Accent Housing could not be easier. You can do it via our dedicated app Let’s Move. All we need is a few details to create your account.

Once up and running, you can search for sheltered accommodation in the North West and apply. You can even set up property alerts in your preferred areas, so you are notified when sheltered accommodation comes available.

You can also use our Property Search Form to find available properties.

Because independent living schemes are so great, the demand often outweighs the number of schemes available. This means some of our sheltered accommodation is offered on a priority basis.

Get In Touch

Need help finding sheltered accommodation in the North West? Or do you just have a question? Our friendly team are always on hand to help. You can call us on 0345 678 0555 or send us an email via

Accent Housing has more than 20,500 homes that house 35,000 residents and their families. We have been providing quality housing since 1966 and pride ourselves on doing everything we can to improve the lives of our residents.

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