Extra care, sheltered retirement housing

Sheltered retirement housing in Telford

If you are finding it more difficult to live independently and maintain your home you may be considering different housing options. 

Also referred to as retirement housing, retirement living or sheltered housing it offers specially designed accommodation, generally for people over 55 which you can rent or in some cases purchase. Sheltered retirement housing might appeal to you if you want to live independently, perhaps in a smaller and easier-to-manage home, and like the idea of having an emergency response.  

Sheltered retirement housing provides a level access well-designed home of your own plus communal facilities and some services. Most schemes comprise of flats but some bungalows exist too. Newer schemes usually offer 1, 2 and sometimes 3 bedroomed properties; older ones may include some studio (one room) flats. The facilities may include a residents' lounge, a visitors' room, a communal garden and a laundry. Typically, the scheme will have a full or part time manager whose job includes providing support and advice to residents. Many sheltered schemes have a social offer. 

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Last updated: 18/06/2020 15:04

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