Who is eligible for sheltered housing?
To be eligible for sheltered housing, you or your partner must be over 60 years of age, or over 55 if registered disabled, and in need of housing support. Households with an income of less than £60,000 or capital assets of less than £24,000 are eligible to apply.
What is the difference between sheltered housing and retirement housing?
In most cases, sheltered housing schemes are available to people aged over 60, although some schemes are open to those over 55. When used exclusively for older people, it’s sometimes called ‘retirement housing’. And where the accommodation is in the grounds of a care home, it may be described as ‘close care’ housing.
What is sheltered accommodation for the elderly?
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.
How do I contact Barnet Housing Benefit?
Get help with benefits Use a benefits calculator to check what benefits you should receive or call us on 020 8359 2000.
What is the maximum Housing Benefit for a pensioner?
Maximum housing benefit is 100% of the eligible rent that you pay after services such as heating, lighting, water rates and non dependant charges are taken out. If you pay rent to a private landlord, we may not be able to pay benefit on the full rent if it is too expensive or the accommodation is too large.
Where can I find information about sheltered housing in RCT?
More information about our sheltered housing offered by each of these housing associations is available on: If you would like further information about sheltered housing in RCT, please contact HomefinderRCT’s Contact Centre on 01443 425678.
What is sheltered housing for older people?
Sheltered Housing is especially designed to fit the needs of older people. It aims to provide good quality housing that helps you to live independently for longer. Additional services such as, secure door entry systems and alarm services are provided, however they may vary depending on the landlord and the particular scheme.
How many sheltered housing schemes are there in Rhondda Cynon Taff?
We have 23 sheltered housing schemes available to people over the age of 60 throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff. Watch: An insight into what life is like living in our sheltered housing communities.
Is sheltered housing right for You?
Sheltered housing could suit you if you want to live independently but need a bit more support, or if you want to live in a smaller and easier-to-manage home. It is usually only available to those aged 55 and over. Some common features of sheltered housing include: