Supported housing is a service providing sheltered and secure accommodation for older people (normally 55+) with support needs. Supported housing can provide you with:
What to expect from sheltered or community good neighbour supported housing:
- Independence - freedom to come and go as you please
- Your own self-contained accommodation
- An alarm system for help in an emergency
- Safe and secure surroundings, most with entry-phone systems
- A scheme manager to provide regular support
- Extra support as or when you need it
- Social activities with people of a similar age.
Haringey Council provides sheltered and good neighbour self-contained accommodation. These are mainly one-bedroom flats (but there are some bungalows, two-bedroom flats and studio flats), centrally heated with emergency alarm and most have secured entry-phone systems. Support and assistance are provided by scheme manager to promote safe, independent living.
Most supported housing schemes have disabled access.
For more information about supported housing and details about the schemes available in Haringey, download the guide to supported housing in your chosen area on Haringey Council's website (external link).
Am I eligible for supported housing?
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
- nomination from other councils.
The assessment is about finding out if you are eligible for supported housing. The assessment is a home-based service - that means someone from Haringey Council's Vulnerable Adults team will visit you.
How to request an assessment
To request an assessment form:
- write to Haringey Council, Vulnerable Adults team, Supported Housing, Apex House, 820 Seven Sisters Road, London N15 5PQ
- phone the Vulnerable Adults team on 020 8489 2320 or 020 8489 2356
- fax 020 8489 4340
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- or fill in the online request form (external link).
Please note that 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 or capital to purchase more suitable accommodation may be excluded.
Important: The service does not provide emergency accommodation. If you are homeless, you should contact:
Haringey Council's Advice and Options Team
820 Seven Sisters Road
Tel 020 8489 1000.
This page belongs to the following categories :
- Housing > Council housing
- Housing > Supported and sheltered housing