Supported housing for older people
- About supported housing for older people
- What to expect
- Who can apply to live in supported housing?
- How to apply?
- Disabled access
- Other housing options
The service is for older people aged 50+ with support needs. Younger applicants with severe disability may be considered. Homeowners and others with access to sufficient equity/capital to purchase more suitable accommodation may be excluded.
We provide unfurnished self-contained accommodation. These are mainly one-bedroom flats (but there are some bungalows and two-bedroom flats.), centrally heated with emergency alarm and most have secured entry-phone systems.
Support and assistance are provided by a hub coordinator and support workers. They will work with your individual needs and risks. We hope to empower people to live a more independent life. We support Homes for Haringey to deliver its support and wellbeing service based upon a hub and cluster model.
Eight of our schemes have been designated as support and well-being hubs, offering an enhanced range of services. Other schemes will be managed as part of a “cluster” of schemes from the hubs. Residents at all schemes, whether living in a hub scheme or a cluster scheme will be able to access hub services and all residents will continue to receive the same high quality support service tailored to their needs.
The service does not provide emergency accommodation.
These schemes provide you with:
- your own self-contained accommodation
- independence - freedom to come and go as you please
- an alarm system for help in an emergency
- safe and secure surroundings, most with entry-phone systems
- a hub coordinator/support worker to provide regular support
- extra support as or when you need it, and
- social activities with people of a similar age
You can request an assessment to find out if you are eligible for supported housing. The request can be made by:
- a relative or friend
- a social worker or housing officer
- your GP or a health visitor
- your community centre or day centre, and
- nomination from other councils
You need to have had a needs assessment before you can apply for sheltered housing.
You can request an assessment by:
- Email: Housing.Registration@homesforharingey.org
- Completing our Request an Assessment online form
- Tel: 020 8489 3432
- Writing to the address below:
- Assessment and Referral Team
48 Station Road
- Assessment and Referral Team
Most supported housing schemes have disabled access. However, the Assessments office does not as it is a home-visit based service.
- Supported living services - these schemes offer you a home and a support package in a range of different accommodation types. Includes schemes for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.
- Extra Care - a higher level of support for older people as an alternative to residential care.
- Living independently - equipment, adaptations and devices to help with daily tasks, so people can stay in their own homes for longer.
- Residential care homes - advice about choosing a nursing home or residential care home, including lists of homes and their Care Quality Commission rating.
If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless you need to contact the housing advice team.