England is now subject to National lockdown: Stay at Home restrictions. You must stay at home.
Sheltered housing and extra care housing are mainly for older people who need different levels of support with their daily living and may also require personal care. To be eligible for extra care housing, an applicant will need to receive at least four hours personal care per week.
To be eligible for any of the Portsmouth City Council sheltered housing schemes, you will:
You may be eligible for sheltered housing or extra care housing, according to your age and needs, regardless of whether or not you are a council tenant. We assess applicants, and have a waiting list for suitable properties.
If you think some form of sheltered housing or extra care housing would suit you or someone you care about, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Housing Options on 023 9283 4989.
Sheltered housing is unfurnished accommodation. Staff visit every resident regularly, and create support plans based on individual needs to enable residents to live independently in their own, self-contained, homes. Support needs are reviewed at least annually and can be more frequent at the resident’s request, or if their circumstances change.
Every property has an alarm call system to summon help in an emergency. Most sheltered accommodation has associated communal lounges and laundry facilities, and can also provide a daily meal, domestic support and an assisted bath or shower if residents need them.
Extra Care is aimed mainly at older people that need support with their daily living, to live in their own, self-contained home with the security of having someone on hand, if needed, 24 hours a day.
People will have a social services-assessed package of care. We offer several Extra Care schemes all with 24 hour care and support through the onsite care team, provided by Sevacare. Facilities include communal lounge/dining, hair salons, assisted bathing and door entry systems with intercoms and emergency pull-cords. There is a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments.
All of the above schemes are managed by Housing 21, a registered social landlord.
The Portsmouth City Council sheltered housing service provides housing-related support to enable residents to live as independently as possible in their own home. The service does not provide personal care, medical care or first aid. However staff will work with or seek advice from other agencies as necessary to support residents to meet these needs if required.
In the Portsmouth area there are around 1500 sheltered accommodation properties, designed or adapted to meet the support needs of elderly or vulnerable people. There are several different property types, mainly one-bedroom flats and bed-sits, some two-bedroom flats and a few bungalows. All properties are linked to a 24-hour alarm system.
The accommodation is divided into three categories depending on facilities available:
This is unfurnished accommodation, often in blocks ranging from two to 25 floors high, mainly in Portsmouth City area. Most are close to facilities such as shops, bus routes and post offices. Some, but not all, residents will have support needs. Category 1 housing has the following:
Is all situated in either Crookhorn, Leigh Park or Wecock Farm. It is unfurnished accommodation for older people with support needs, with the same facilities as category 1, plus:
Specifically for older people with higher support needs, mostly in the city, 1 block at Cosham and 1 at Paulsgrove and mostly two to three floors high. They have with the same facilities as category 2, plus: