Peace of mind, when you need it

Our Housing for Older People is our service for residents over the age of 55. We offer studios, flats and bungalows for those who may want to re-size their living space or just re-organise their housing needs to get the most out of life. 

We provide over 1,220 high-quality, homes with a high level of service through our dedicated team. Our schemes allow you to live comfortably, securely and independently, whilst in the knowledge that help is there if you need it. You’ll have the added security of being fitted with an emergency alarm call system, provided through our Careline service, which is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For those who may require a higher level of additional support, our Extra Care Housing is available for older people with care needs.


How does it work?

You’ll live in a property which benefits from designated Concierge support. The service also provides access to Wellbeing Officers and Housing Officers to help residents maximise independence in their home and maintain safe and well-managed buildings that meet our health and safety standards.

Many schemes also benefit from shared communal facilities such as lounge, kitchen and laundry. Some also have guest room facilities, available to hire at a modest daily cost.


How can I apply? 

Most local authorities now use a choice-based lettings scheme, which means that available properties are advertised through their website. You can search for, and bid on, any property you want, giving you much more choice.

Contact your local authority and register using their housing application form. They will assess your needs, looking at things like where you live now, and taking any medical or social requirements you have into account.


Find your local authority

Click on the map or follow the link https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-sheltered-housing to find out who the local authority is, and their website will give you details on how to apply through their housing register.


Need further information?

For more information about the services we offer to the over 55’s, please contact us on the Supported Housing information line – 0300 330 2707 or Email: supportedinformationline@sovereign.org.uk