Supported housing schemes consist of flats, bedsits and bungalows which:
- have the services of a Careline Support Coordinator who does not live on site
- have an alarm system, which enables tenants and the Careline Team to speak to each other
- have their own private facilities
- are unfurnished so you can bring your own furniture with you
Who is supported housing for?
Supported housing is designed for people who:
- are of pensionable age
- are nearing pensionable age and whose circumstances would benefit from the services offered within sheltered housing
- are able to live independently but would benefit from the services provided by the scheme. This means that applicants must be able to prepare simple meals and drinks for themselves and must not be totally reliant on relatives or support services. However, those receiving these services could still qualify. We will discuss your individual needs with you.
- are able to manage their own affairs and finances
Supported housing is not suitable for people with severe mental health problems, people needing specialist care or older people who need treatment or nursing such as hospital in-patient or the full range of services provided by a residential home. It is unusual for residents to be under 55 years of age.
Tenants in sheltered housing do not have the right to buy, but otherwise do enjoy all the normal rights of a secure tenant.