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.