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.