Older Persons Housing

An example of sheltered 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. 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.

Sheltered Housing

Sheltered housing offers the opportunity for older people aged 60 or over (or aged 55 or over with a medical condition) to continue living independently in a safe and secure environment, with reassurance that help is available if a problem should arise. 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.

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, however, you can register your interest in person or by telephone by contacting the Council at the Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB, telephone 01656 643643, text relay 18001 01656 643643.

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.

Remaining in your own home

Bridgend County Borough Council's "Private Sector Housing Renewal & Disabled Adaptations Policy" recognises that people wish to remain as independent as possible in their own homes and therefore makes provision for financial assistance in order to carry out both minor and large scale adaptation works. For further information visit the Council's website.


Sheltered housing schemes in Bridgend

Available housing association properties to rent

Age UK housing choices

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