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Sheltered accommodation and supported housing are types of accommodation for older people or people with a disability, which include relevant care and support services.

The terms cover two different types of housing. 

See below for more information or search the directory to find services and organisations that can help you.

Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is available for older people who wish to remain independent, but have help available should they need it. Sheltered accommodation is usually a flat or bungalow specially designed and built with the needs of older people or people with a disability in mind.

Sheltered housing schemes usually provide self-contained accommodation where help is on hand for support and assistance. Some schemes have communal facilities such as a lounge and laundry facilities.

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Supported housing

Supported housing is usually for people with disabilities who need housing-related or care-related support. People can have their own tenancy and may live independently or three or four people may live at the same address.

Extra care supported housing

Extra care housing offers a new way of supporting people to live independently for as long as possible. It provides the security and privacy of a home of your own, a range of facilities on the premises, combined with access to 24-hour care/support services if required. 

Search the directory to find organisations and services that offer supported housing.

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