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Sheltered Housing (Camden Council)

Sheltered housing may be a suitable option for those over 65 who are retired and looking for suitable and secure housing in order to continue to live independently in Camden.

Sheltered housing gives older people the independence of having their own flat with the security of having an alarm system with mobile teams for out-of-hours emergencies. The flats are self-contained  studios or one bedroom flats in a complex which often has a communal social area.  A scheme manager is linked to the accommodation.





7th Floor, 5 Pancras Square, c/o Judd Street , London, WC1H 9JE
Umbrella org:
London Borough of Camden
020 7974 4764; 020 7974 1991
Who is it for:
retired people over 65
How to apply:
call / email for eligibility and referrals

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Subject Definitions

Special sheltered/Extra care housing is designed with the needs of frailer older people in mind and with varying levels of care/support available on site. People who live in Extra Care housing have their own self contained homes, their own front doors and a legal right to occupy the property. It is therefore very different from a care home where residents only have a licence to occupy a room. Extra care can help older people remain independent for as long as possible by providing additional care and support in addition to that normally available in sheltered housing. Extra Care can be owned, rented, part-owned/part rented or multi-tenure. The majority of properties are rented and are in schemes managed by Registered social landlords.