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Sheltered and warden-assisted housing

Sheltered housing

Facilities can vary between sheltered housing schemes

Schemes usually provide the following:

  • Self-contained flats with their own bathrooms and fitted kitchens.
  • Communal laundry
  • Communal lounge for a variety of social activities
  • Communal gardens
  • Guest room
  • Security and safety features
  • Warden/scheme manager
  • 24-hour emergency assistance through connection of each flat to a call centre (community alarm)

Housing related support services are usually provided in Sheltered Housing

These services help you to maintain an independent lifestyle in the following ways

  • deal with emergencies – community alarms.
  • help with reporting  repairs or help to find repair services.
  • help with claiming benefits.
  • Help with shopping, cleaning, cooking, personal and nursing care.
  • Provide assistance and support in maintaining residents’ tenancies and directing residents to other services.
  • Access social and other activities such as volunteering, courses and befriending groups

Extra-care sheltered housing

Extra-care sheltered housing means that you can live independently but also have high levels of personal care, meals, domestic support, leisure and recreation, nursing and 24-hour security.

There are 6 extra care schemes in Leicestershire:

  • Gretton Court, Melton Mowbray
  • St Mary’s House, Lutterworth
  • Birch Court, Glen Parva
  • Connaught House, Loughborough
  • Waterside Court, Loughborough

  • Oak Court, Blaby


Moving into a care home permanently is a big decision and you should think carefully about choosing a care home.

Abbeyfield societies

Abbeyfield societies provide sheltered housing  with particular consideration to local people, or people with family in the local area.

There are Abbeyfield society properties within the Leicestershire area.


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