What is sheltered housing?
How do you choose suitable sheltered housing, and what facilities do they offer? Our guide to sheltered accommodation explains your options.
Pros and cons of sheltered housing
Sheltered housing can be a great option, but is it right for you? Our checklist of benefits and drawbacks offers guidance to help you decide.
Five reasons to consider sheltered housing
Sheltered housing may be a good option if you enjoy independent living, but also want the reassurance of additional support.
Additional costs of sheltered housing
We explain the additional costs of sheltered housing such as service charges, ground rent, the reserve fund and bills, plus transfer and permission fees.
Extra care housing
Extra care sheltered housing offers more support than standard sheltered accommodation, including personal care, sometimes for people with dementia.
Buying sheltered housing
We look at how to buy sheltered accommodation, what protection buyers have, understanding leaseholds and checking charges.
Renting sheltered housing privately
We look at how to how to find rented sheltered housing, the different types available and issues for tenants.
Council and housing association sheltered housing
Local councils, housing associations and some charities, provide sheltered housing for those with limited financial resources.
The pros and cons of downsizing to a smaller home, or to sheltered accommodation or a retirement village.
Retirement villages are large developments built especially for older people. We explain what they can offer.
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