What is Sheltered Housing?
Sheltered housing is accommodation suitable for people over 55 who want to:
- live independently in their own secure home
- with the added benefit of support when it is needed
Usually, sheltered housing is self contained accommodation either:
- managed by a locally based worker or
- connected to a 24 hour alarm link
Who is eligible?
Our sheltered housing is available to anyone over 55 who is:
- in need of housing
- on either the local authority or our own waiting lists.
Raglan offers a range sheltered housing across the Midlands, South West, South and South East of England. Our schemes are generally purpose built, well maintained, and offer:
- secure entry to the building
- a private front door
- the freedom for residents to decorate and furnish their homes the way they wish.
Most schemes have similar facilities, e.g. a communal lounge, laundry facilities, guest rooms (at a small charge), communal grounds, parking, and a range of social activities.
To see more details of these schemes available click here. Please note that quoted rents are per week.
The role of a Scheme Manager
Some schemes have a dedicated scheme manager who are there to provide help and support when a resident needs it. They will discuss and agree an Independent Living Plan which will establish any support needs that need to be provided so residents can live as independently as possible. They will keep in regular contact with residents and will make sure they are aware of all the local services and what goes on with in the scheme. They will also tell residents about social activities and encourage them to become part of the community at the scheme. Their day to day duties include:
Making sure the residents are fit and well
- Looking after the building and its security
- Monitoring contractors, cleaners and gardeners
- Administration and paperwork
Unfortunately, scheme managers cannot:
- Administer drugs or medication of any kind
- Clean, cook or shop for residents except for in short term emergencies
- Nurse, bathe or assist to bathe any resident
- Lift a resident if they should fall
- Handle residents financial affairs, be executor of their will or next of kin
- Enter a residents home without permission unless in an emergency
If a scheme does not have a dedicated scheme manager, enquiries should be directed to the Housing Services Centre who will arrange for a housing officer to contact you.
24 Hour Alarm
An emergency alarm system is provided in each scheme and in communal areas either through a pull cord or pendant button. Activating the alarm will automatically alert either the scheme manager, when on duty, or the alarm centre that there is an emergency and help you in dealing with the situation.
All new residents moves in a scheme have to have an Independent Living Plan which is drawn up with the help of the scheme manager to agree any support needs that must be met. The plan will help to ensure that all the necessary support is given to allow you to live as independently as possible.