Types of social care housing and accommodation
Social care housing includes sheltered accommodation, supported housing and extra care housing.
Sheltered accommodation is a flat or bungalow designed and built with the needs of older people or people with a disability in mind. Sheltered housing schemes usually provide self-contained accommodation with support services where help is on hand. Some have communal facilities, such as a lounge and laundry facilities.
Supported housing is usually for people with disabilities who need housing-related or care-related support. People can have their own tenancy and may live independently or three or four people may live at the same address.
Extra care housing
Extra care housing offers a new way of helping people live independently for as long as possible. It provides the security and privacy of a home of your own, a range of facilities on the premises, combined with access to 24-hour care/support services if required.