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Independent Living provides a supportive, secure environment for people who wish to live independently in the community and enables them to feel safe and supported, whilst having the opportunity to engage in activities if they wish to.
The schemes connsist of self contained unfurnished flats and bungalow, the Local Authority provide a high standard of accomodation and each scheme has a designated Independent Living Co-ordinator . Retirement Living schemes provide a high standard of accommodation. The Independent Living Service is divided into two teams; East and West. Both teams are led by an Independent Living Team Leader who will be supported by their team of Independent Living Co-ordinators (ILCs).
Some schemes have a communal lounge where activities take place, there are two activity co-ordinators who are engaging with residents to provide new activities where residents can socialise in their own environment.
Residents in Retirement Living accommodation can
Receive support and assistance
Receive referrals for extra support from appropriate agencies if required
Have access to a 24 hour alarm service for emergencies
Have opportunities to take part in a wide range of social activities
A Lifeline calling system linked to a 24 hour response centre, managed by a Lifeline Co-ordinator and staffed by trained operators who are available seven days a week
Convenient locations throughout the borough, which are close to social, transport and shopping facilities. Further details of schemes and their locations can be found on the Schemes in the Borough page
Personalised Independent Plans (I-Plans) which will enable Independent Living Co-ordinators to support you in maintaining your independence
No Fees required
No Deposit required
Retirement Living accommodation is available for single people or couples who meet the following criteria
You must be at least 60 years old or above for ‘A’ Scheme accommodation
You must be at least 55 years old or above for ‘B’ Scheme accommodation
You must be in need of the support offered in Retirement Living accommodation because;
You are frail because of ill health
You have health problems that mean you need support
You have a hearing or sight problem that affects your day to day activities
You have issues relating to safety and security which affect your day to day activities
You have a poor quality of life due to isolation and need to move nearer to family or friends who can provide support
You require the support and community feeling of Retirement Living accommodation due to your age
Applying for Retirement Living Accommodation
If you are interested in applying for Retirement Living accommodation you should contact your Local Council Housing Options Team who will advise on the application process and discuss your requirements.