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What is sheltered and supported housing, what facilities are available, and how to apply.
What is sheltered and supported council housing?
Sheltered housing and supported housing is the name given to a group of self-contained flats or bungalows - normally with one or two bedrooms. This type of housing can suit you if you want to live:
These housing complexes, sometimes referred to as housing schemes, often have a range of communal facilities including a:
Many properties also have a part-time on-site manager available for advice and assistance.
Who can apply to live in sheltered or supported housing?
To qualify for sheltered housing you must meet 1 of the following criteria:
You must also have been assessed as having a care and support need by our adult social care team.
Where can I find information on sheltered and supported housing in East Riding?
The East Riding Community and Care Services directory details:
Find sheltered housing and support housing schemes in our East Riding Community and Care Services directory on our Your Life, Your Way website.
Does sheltered and supported housing offer 24-hour support?
Both sheltered and supported housing schemes have a round the clock alarm system meaning someone is also available if you need help.
This service is run by the housing service in partnership with the Lifeline and responder service.
As a resident of a sheltered or supported property, you’ll automatically be signed up to the standard level of this service, and the standard cost will be included in your rent. If you receive housing benefit, the cost of this alarm service will also be covered.
When you move into your new home, our team will visit you to carry out a personal assessment and check that the standard plan meets your needs.
Your service may be upgraded with other services or equipment at extra cost.
How do I know if sheltered or supported housing is right for me?
Sheltered and supported housing may not always meet your needs. We recommend that you consider all the care and support opportunities available to you before you decide.
Our housing services team can also look at the options for moving to more suitable accommodation with you.
Please get in touch by either of the following methods and leave your details:
Call our housing services team on (01482) 393939.
How do I apply for sheltered or supported housing?
To qualify to live in council-owned sheltered or supported housing, you must have had a needs assessment through our adult social care service, and qualify to receive care and support from us.
You must be on the council waiting list before you can apply to move to sheltered or supported housing.
The waiting list application form will ask why you are applying to go on the waiting list, please state that you need to move to ‘supported accommodation’. If you need to move due to a medical need or health reason, you should also include this as a reason for moving.
We’ll assess your waiting list application and if you qualify for sheltered or supported accommodation, we'll send you a sheltered and supported accommodation form for you to complete and return to us.
How are properties allocated?
Properties are allocated in accordance with the following policies:
What type of tenancies are available?
A secure lifetime tenancy is available to you if you meet all of the following conditions:
A 5 year secure flexible tenancy is available to you if you meet the following conditions:
If you sell your property, we will review your tenancy and you may be offered a secure lifetime tenancy.