Shropshire Council

Sheltered and supported housing

We work with a number of housing associations across Shropshire offering sheltered accommodation, usually a mix of bungalows and flats of either one or two bedrooms, for older people who may require assistance to enable them to continue to live independently. A sheltered community offers communal facilities for events and leisure activities, as well as communal gardens.

Most schemes offer a visiting support service, whereby visits will be made during the week to monitor residents' wellbeing, to give advice on other support services and, where appropriate, provide help and advice with tenancy issues, repairs and any other assistance.

Sheltered accommodation is mainly for those who are over 55 years of age.

To apply for sheltered accommodation you'll need to register with Shropshire HomePoint, and complete the sheltered accommodation assessment form. You can request a form by contacting Shropshire HomePoint directly by calling 0300 303 8595.    

Once assessed, you'll be able to bid on any properties with a Sheltered Housing logo in the advert.

If successful, you'll be contacted by the housing association which owns or manages the property to undergo pre-tenancy checks before an offer of accommodation can be made.

Supported housing

The supported housing schemes currently operating in Shropshire are:

  • Emergency accommodation for 16 / 17 year olds
  • Mental health supported accommodation
  • RESIT – accommodation for ex-offenders

Please contact Housing Options for more information on any of these schemes.