Sheltered and extra care housing

Sheltered housing

BSL Support

Sheltered housing helps older people to continue to live independently with easy access to:

  • Shared facilities
  • Social and leisure opportunities
  • Some support if needed.

There are a number of sheltered and supported housing schemes in the borough. These are ideal for people aged 55+ or those that may have a need for this type of accommodation, for example people with a Learning Disability.

These schemes allow you to continue living independently in a comfortable, vibrant and safe environment offering you the opportunity to socialise and get involved with leisure activities when you choose.

The accommodation is self-contained with:

  • One or two bedrooms
  • A lounge, or a bed-sitting room
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom facilities.

Some properties have a Scheme Manager to ensure the smooth running of the building and support the residents where possible.

For added peace of mind, there is a 24-hour alarm service that enables residents to summon help in an emergency.

This is monitored by the Scheme Manager or, when they are not on duty, by Newham Network who provide a response 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

The sheltered accommodation owned by the Council and other properties in Newham are managed by other local Housing Associations, or Registered Social Landlords (RSLs).

How to access this service

You can contact the Housing Associations or RSLs directly, or you can contact the Access to Adult Social Care Team. They will also be able to give you details of suitable accommodation available in your chosen area.