What is Sheltered/Retirement Housing?

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What is Sheltered/Retirement Housing?

There is a range of housing for older people, of which sheltered housing is one option.

If you want to retain your independence, a smaller, easier to manage, self contained flat could suit you. Sheltered housing also provides a 24 hour alarm system for emergencies.

Other options are:

Extra Care housing - an enhanced form of independent living accommodation with care and support. It is seen by national government, and locally by Adult Social Care, as a very important step towards providing better services and accommodation for older people.

Care homes - provide long term care and used to be known as either residential or nursing homes.

For further information on these options, download our leaflet:

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