Retirement Housing, sometimes known as Sheltered Housing is intended for older people, usually over the age of 60. You may be considered for Retirement Housing at a younger age if you have ill health or you have a disability.
The properties are usually in a group of self-contained flats or bungalows.
Most of them will have an alarm system and some schemes may have a scheme manager who can give you support with your tenancy and check you are ok. There are often communal areas such as a shared lounge and garden.
The Derby Homes website shows information about the Retirement Living accommodation they have.
We advertise Retirement Housing on Derby Homefinder.
Extra care housing is for people with Care and Support needs, such as help with bathing or dressing. Housing is in self-contained flats so you have your own front door and there is often a restaurant, hairdressers, hobby and recreational facilities.
Extra care housing can be purchased outright, shared ownership or rented. For more information Extra Care Housing in Derby.
Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.
Telephone: 020 7820 1343
For more advice on housing options for older people, visit Housing Options for Older People, (HOOP). You can complete a brief questionnaire on your housing issues and then be able to view suggestions and advice on your situation. There is also the option for an advisor to call you back to discuss your housing issues and questionnaire answers with you.
FirstStop provides support and advice for older people as well as an information service for carers covering care, housing, finance and rights both through their website and telephone Advice Line.
Telephone: 0800 377 7070
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. They aim to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Telephone: 0800 169 6565
Independent Age: independent, dedicated and sympathetic Advice Service offers information and support to around 250,000 older people, their families and carers a year. They can advise on a range of community care issues, including finding and paying for care, welfare benefits, and hospital discharge.
Telephone: 0800 319 6789