Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing or sheltered accommodation, is for people who are normally able to live quite independently, but need occasional help or support.

Some common features of sheltered housing include:

  • help from a scheme manager (warden), or support staff
  • 24-hour emergency help through an alarm system
  • communal areas, such as lounges and gardens
  • social activities for residents.

Features vary from scheme to scheme. At some schemes you get more support than others. If you’re interested in a particular scheme, make sure you understand what services are available, how much they cost and whether you would be eligible for any help with these costs.

A number of organisations provide sheltered housing in Glasgow.