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Retirement Living - Safe Secure and Independant Accommodation for The Over 60's

Published: Friday 6 October 2017
Retirement Living - Safe Secure and Independant Accommodation for The Over 60's

Retirement Living provides a supportive, secure environment for older people in the community and enables older people to live independently with security and peace of mind.

Retirement Living schemes consist of self contained unfurnished flats and bungalows.  Retirement Living schemes provide a high standard of accommodation.  The schemes are supported by dedicated teams of Retirement Living Officers and each property is linked to a 24 hour alarm service.

Some schemes have a communal lounge where activities take place and where residents can socialise.

Residents in Retirement Living accommodation can

  • Receive support and assistance whilst keeping your privacy and independence

  • 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

Retirement Living Officers will

  • Make daily, weekly, or monthly contact with you dependant on your needs

  • Assess your needs and agree a support plan with you

  • Provide housing support to enable you to live independently

  • Refer you to appropriate agencies for additional or extra support if required

  • Help you to report repairs or other problems

Retirement Living Officers will not

  • Provide personal care services

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

Support Needs

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 Councils Housing Options Team who will advise on the application process and discuss your requirements.

New Homesearch Website Launched

Published: Wednesday 16 August 2017
New Homesearch Website Launched

Over the past 6 months we have been working to improve the Homesearch Website.

We wanted a fresher looking site that is easy to navigate for people applying for social housing.  In addition we also have a new Mobile Site which can be easily accessed from mobile devices - smart phones and tablets etc which, once registered for housing, applicants can use to view advertised properties and bid on properties too.

We have a new Housing Options Wizard which can be used to help you discover which housing options are available for you and how to go about pursuing them, and which can also be used to get some helpful information about looking for work, or getting support.

We hope you like the new look and feel of the website, and hope that you find it easy to use.