Sheltered Housing and Extra Care schemes
Moving home can be a difficult decision for anyone, but can be particularly difficult if the reason for moving is that you now need care or support. Your may also feel that your current property is no longer suitable due to your health or disability.
Within Telford and Wrekin there are a range of housing options that you may wish to consider. Here is a brief outline of the options and how to apply.
Extra Care Housing
There are currently seven providers that offer Extra Care Housing within Telford. Each of these offers your own apartment which is rented directly from the registered social landlord. Care and support is provided by a care provider on site over 24 hours. There are also other on site facilities including a restaurant, hairdressers, shop and other social opportunities. Age restrictions apply. For your care to be funded it needs to be assessed for, and agreed by Social Services.
Applications are through www.homesdirect.org.uk, http://www.telfordhousingoptions.co.uk/ or directly to the housing provider. Please be aware that applicants will have to undergo a care and financial assessment as part of the process.
Where care and support charges apply, these will be made separate to charges for rent and utilities.
Sheltered and Supported Housing
Within Telford and Wrekin there are Sheltered and Supported schemes that offer housing related support from the housing provider. This can be to help you to manage your tenancy enable you to budget and to provide you with support so that you can remain safe and independent in your home, by referring you and assisting with accessing social services and occupational therapy equipment. There may also be a 24 hour community alarm system.
There are a range of properties including flats and bungalows. Age restrictions may apply.