Our sheltered housing is a group of unfurnished, self-contained homes specifically designed for older people. The aim is to provide independent, secure accommodation with optional additional support services and social facilities.
Sheltered housing in the Stroud District
We have 28 sheltered housing schemes within our district. The schemes are made up of studio, one or two bedroom bungalows or flats grouped together to help promote companionship and a feeling of security. We fit an alarm system to each property so tenants have 24-hour emergency help on hand. Some properties within the schemes have been specifically built with ramps, wider doors and lower working surfaces for tenants in wheelchairs.
Our sheltered schemes are suitable for all tenants over 55 whether you require extra support or not. We aim to maintain your independence within your own home although extra support can be provided by friends, family, social and health services.
Scheme services consists of a site officer and a support co-ordinator. Site officers' duties include:
- Day to day running of the sheltered scheme
- Cleaning communal areas
- Maintaining some of the grounds
- Dealing with health & safety issues and hazards
- Reporting repairs issues
Support co-ordinators will provide additional support across the district to tenants who need it and they will be responsible for:
- Providing support to maintain a tenancy
- Make referrals to specialist sources of help & support
- Take action when a tenant's circumstances changes
- Carry out needs assessments
- Review tenants' personal details on a regular basis
Most schemes have a communal lounge for socialising and a shared laundry with washing machines and tumble driers. At most schemes, there is a guest bedroom, which can be rented for relatives or friends to visit.