Sheltered housing

Emily Bray House, Ipswich
  • Sheltered housing is a term used to describe accommodation provided specifically for elderly people.
  • Such schemes usually have the services of a warden or scheme manager.
  • Each property will have a round the clock alarm system so the resident can summon help in an emergency.
  • Most schemes also have a common room for social activities, and many have additional facilities such as a communal laundry and a guest suite, and often a shared garden.
  • Sheltered housing provides privacy and independence, but with the reassurance of knowing help can be summoned if necessary, and the possibility of socialising with other people who are retired.