is aimed at older and/or disabled people.
Housing designed to meet the needs of the elderly, including a range of support services, such as an emergency alarm system, communal facilities and a resident warden.
A form of housing in which people live independently but usually have access to a warden who can assist in an emergency.
Groups of housing units provided for elderly people who require occasional support and assistance from a resident warden but who do not require full residential care.
Housing, commonly used by older people, which meets specific design standards and has on-call warden support.
Groups of self contained homes linked to a warden or sheltered housing officer who provides specialist support to all of the tenants.
Sheltered housing is a term covering a wide range of rented housing for older and/or disabled or other vulnerable people. Most commonly it refers to grouped housing such as a block or "scheme" of flats or bungalows with a scheme manager or "officer"; traditionally the manager has lived on-site although this is not always the case these days. (Managers/officers used to be called "wardens" but this term is now felt to be out of date.)