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Very sheltered housing

Very sheltered housing schemes offer 24-hour care and support on site to meet the needs of vulnerable older people.

You need to be over 55 and in need of at around ten hours of personal care a week.

Further information can be found in the booklet Thinking about very sheltered housing

To find out how much support you may need, contact Social Care Services and ask for a Community Care Assessment. You should either approach their local office or ‘Customer First’ on 0808 800 4005.

If you are already in contact with Social Care Services or Health, you will need to speak to your key worker.

Information about other sources of housing for older people, such as private developments: