Abbeyfield Sheltered Housing offers older individuals the opportunity to enjoy their own private space while having peace of mind knowing that support is readily available for daily activities. Choosing to live in an Abbeyfield home allows you to maintain your independence within the comfort of your own room, while also providing the chance to socialise with fellow residents during meal times and in communal areas such as the dining room, lounge, and gardens. This retirement housing option combines the benefits of sheltered living with a supportive community for older people looking to confidently embrace later life.
What is Sheltered Housing?
Sheltered Housing, also referred to as Supported Housing or Retirement Housing, is specifically designed to cater to the needs of older people who have retired and value independent living within a secure and protected environment. Our Sheltered Housing apartments provide a supportive living space where residents can enjoy their independence while having the peace of mind that helpful staff are available to provide assistance as required. These carefully selected locations offer the benefits of sheltered living, with friendly managers and dedicated staff available 24/7/365. Our integrated alarm systems ensure the safety of residents, while the communal areas foster opportunities for socialising. Additionally, we provide nutritious meals throughout the day, enhancing the overall retirement experience for our residents. At our Sheltered Housing communities, our focus is on creating a welcoming and supportive environment for older people to thrive and embrace their well-deserved retirement years.
Private rooms and bedsits in a converted house.
Home Manager(s), responsible for looking after the buildings and making sure the residents feel safe and are well supported throughout the day.
A community alarm system for safety and security of residents.
Communal areas, such as a lounge, laundry room, guest flat and garden adaptations to make getting around easier and safer.
Social activities among the residents, such as coffee mornings, film nights or a gardening club.
Who is entitled to Sheltered Housing?
Abbeyfield’s Sheltered Housing apartments are available to rent. Alternatively, there are funding options available subject to request that would need eligibility checks approved by a Local Authority or Housing Association.
The difference between sheltered housing and retirement housing
They are the same type of accommodation! There are some cases of sheltered housing being available to under 55’s but that’s the only difference. A sheltered housing scheme and retirement housing scheme are one in the same. All Abbeyfield’s housing options are only available to older adults over the age of 55 but the features of both are the same.
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How much does Sheltered Housing cost?
Sheltered Housing costs vary depending on your room size, location of the house and the services included. Many of our Sheltered Houses are converted houses in residential areas offering a home from home when you decide to move. Typically an Abbeyfield Sheltered Housing cost includes utilities, two meals and day and activities, however, this can vary from house to house so the best thing to do is get in touch and discuss fees with the manager.
Can anyone live in Sheltered Housing?
Sheltered Housing accommodation is ideally suited to those aged 55 and over. Sheltered Houses offer the best in independent living whilst knowing there is someone friendly on hand to offer support when required
Difference between Sheltered and Supported Housing?
Sheltered Housing is designed for older people wanting to retain their independence with staff on hand to provide support when needed. Sheltered Houses offer private rooms within a shared house with communal facilities to socialise with your fellow residents. Supported Housing on the other hand is usually rented accommodation to help people with specific needs. Supported Housing is typically for younger people, aged 16-18+.
How to apply for Sheltered Housing?
Once you have found your perfect Abbeyfield Sheltered House you can get in touch via our simple contact form or ringing the house directly. From there our Sheltered Housing Manager will help you with the process of moving in, signposting helpful organisations for downsizing and moving, and to help with financial aid if required
Where are Abbeyfield’s Sheltered Housing locations?
We have 269 Sheltered Houses at Abbeyfield spread throughout the UK so you’re bound to have an Abbeyfield home local to you. Abbeyfield Sheltered Houses are usually located in residential areas near to local amenities such as GP surgeries, local shops and restaurants and supermarkets.
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