Housing for older people

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

older people

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 55 and over).  The housing schemes usually provide independent self-contained homes with their own front door, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom(s) and living room.  There are usually 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) and other landlords who provide and manage rented accommodation for older people in Watford are:

The organisations who provide housing for sale for older people in Watford are:

Further information on housing schemes, plus details of registered care homes for older people in Watford, are on 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: www.hertsdirect.org/your-community/ihertshelp/ .

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