Home Options offers a range of sheltered properties, including flats and bungalow schemes.
Facilities available vary from scheme to scheme but the facilities available at a particular property will be shown in the property advert. Sheltered properties are connected to alarm services so that residents can get help in an emergency. Most schemes have access to a scheme manager, who is able to support residents and help them maintain their independence. Some schemes have communal facilities that enable residents to participate in, or run, scheme activities.
If you are interested in bidding for sheltered properties you must inform the Housing Options staff when you apply. To qualify for a sheltered property you must have a support need, which will be assessed by the scheme landlord at the point of offer. You must also meet the age criteria set by the scheme landlord, which is normally a minimum age of over 55 or over 60 years.
There is high demand for many of the sheltered bungalow schemes but the majority of properties which become available are sheltered flats. There are only a very small number of 2 bed sheltered properties.