Older Persons Housing
There is a range of housing available in Bridgend designed specifically for older persons. The properties include purpose-built self contained flats which are easy for tenants to manage, with adaptations where necessary to allow easy access and mobility.
What is Sheltered Housing?
Sheltered housing offers the opportunity for older people (usually aged 55 or over) to continue living independently in a safe and secure environment, with reassurance that help is available if a problem should arise.
Sheltered accommodation is different from other housing because many schemes have a manager or warden living on the premises or nearby. All schemes are connected to an alarm system so help can be contacted easily in an emergency. Some schemes are designed specifically for disabled people and may have specialised facilities and specially trained staff to provide support.
The sheltered housing schemes in Bridgend are run by the housing associations, so it is advisable to contact them directly to register your interest and register your name on their waiting list. Although you can still register on Bridgend Council's Housing Waiting List as well if you wish. The different housing associations have their own eligibility criteria which may include a general assessment of your needs.
What is Extra Care Housing?
Extra care housing is a type of sheltered housing that can offer care and support. It can be ideal for people who are less able to manage on their own. Extra care housing offers people the opportunity to live in a home of their own, even when they have high levels of care and support needs. Extra care properties may be offered for rent or for sale, so some people are able to continue to own their own home.
The services offered in addition to care and support varies between schemes with many having a café, games room, library, lounge, and guest accommodation for visitors in addition to organising social activities and learning opportunities. For further information visit Bridgend Council's Extra Care Housing web pages.
Is older persons housing right for me?
This page offers information to help you decide whether older persons housing is suitable for you, how to apply and who to contact for more information.
Older person’s accommodation is NOT a care or residential home. Tenants lead their own lives in their own self contained properties within the scheme, and can decide the extent to which they want to take part in social events and other activities arranged on site. Older persons housing is distinct from a nursing home or care home in that the tenants are usually able to look after themselves, relatively independently.