Housing for older people

Watford has a wide range of housing for older people, for both purchase and rent.

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As well as residential care homes, there is sheltered housing and ‘extra care housing’. Please see details below:

Sheltered housing describes a group of flats and/or bungalows, all of which are occupied by older people (usually aged over 55 years). Developments usually provide independent self-contained homes with their own front door, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom(s) and living room. There are communal facilities which may include a residents’ lounge, a guest suite and a laundry. Most schemes have a manager who assists residents when required.

Extra Care Housing is designed to provide self-contained accommodation which is suitable for older people with higher levels of need, such as persons with mobility difficulties or dementia. It is also designed to provide a more diverse range of services to meet the higher needs of residents.

The registered providers (housing associations) who provide and manage accommodation for older people in Watford are:

There is also a wide range of accommodation for older people which is available for sale. Information on this type of housing can be accessed through the following website: www.housingcare.org  

Information on services available for older people to assist them in remaining in their current home is available from Herts Help.

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