Retirement Living offers comfortable and affordable housing, which provides support and saftey, while still allowing you to maintain your privacy and independence
Retirement Living offers residents;
- Support from a team of Retirement living Officers for your comfort, health and wellbeing in your home
- A choice of daily, weekly, or monthly visits from a Retirement Living Officer
- Most Retirement Living Schemes have communal facilities, such as a lounge, laundry room, hairdressing room and enjoyable social activities for all residents to take part in
- A Lifeline calling system linked to a 24 hour response centre, staffed by trained operators who are available seven days a week
- Properties are located throughout the three Boroughs and are close to social, transport and shopping facilities.
Retirement living is all about helping residents to maintain their independence, we are not able to help with;
- Providing personal care, for example washing and dressing
- Regularly preparing meals
- Collecting shopping or prescriptions
- Handling your personal finances
- providing health care and giving you medicines
What are Retirement Living properties like?
Most Retirement Living properties are purpose built flats. There two types of properties classified as 'A-Schemes' and 'B-Schemes'
- A-Schemes - The majority of these schemes are 'corridor' schemes where your front door will open onto a secure corridor, which is linked to communal facilities. These schemes are ideal for residents who are looking for extra security and a more active social life
- B-Schemes - These schemes are a mixture of flats and bungalows where your front door will open directly to the outside. Some of these properties have their own garden. These schemes are ideal for residents who want that little bit more independence.
Most B-Schemes are linked to the A-Schemes so that residents can enjoy the community facilities and activities that are on offer.
Applying for Retirement Living
To apply for Retirement Living accommodation you will need to register and make an application online
In many cases Social Housing landlords have more Retirement Living accommodation than they have demand for it, simply because we are all getting older a little later now! However, what this means is that there may be accommodation available that will suit your needs. You should therefore contact your Local Authority to discuss the options available for you. For residents in Gedling, please contact Gedling Homes at http://www.gedlinghomes.co.uk/older-peoples-housing/sheltered-housing