Supported and sheltered housing information and advice

Apply for sheltered housing

There are three main criteria that you will need to meet to apply. You should be:

  • Over 60 years old and a Newham resident, or live in one of our out-of-borough properties
  • Able to live independently with the support of staff on-site
  • An existing Newham Council tenant, a tenant of a private landlord or be living with family or friends in Newham.

People who own their own home do not usually qualify for sheltered housing.

You can get advice from the London Borough of Newham Lettings Agency by phoning 020 8430 2000.

How to apply

To apply for sheltered housing, you will need to apply to join the housing register.

Find out how to apply to join the housing register.