Sheltered accommodation/housing is generally for older people over the age of 55 and consists of either a bungalow or self-contained flat with a warden/manager and care staff on hand if they are needed. Extra Care is for older people to remain independent in an apartment/bungalow with on-site staff available 24 hours a day, providing care and support as and when it is needed.
Available sheltered accommodation and extra care housing is available in St Helens through Under One Roof, and further information about the scheme can be found on the St Helens Council website.
FirstStop Advice (helpline 0800 377 7070) is a free and independent service for older people, their families and Carers and can give information and advice around housing; this could be giving you information to help you live independently in your own home, or information about sheltered housing, retirement homes or care homes via their directory.
Counsel and Care is a service for older people, their families and Carers. They provide an advice service (helpline 0845 300 7585, email firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes information and support around assessments and services, staying in your own home, housing options, finding and paying for a care home, health care, welfare/financial support, mental health and support for Carers – they also produce written publications around all these areas too.