Providing independent dwellings for people who need support.
Housing with Support means having your own flat or bungalow in a block, or on a small estate, where most of the other residents are older or disabled people who need support. With a few exceptions, all developments or ‘schemes’ provide independent, self-contained homes with their own front doors.
There are many different types of scheme. They usually contain between 15 and 70 properties, and range in size from 1 to 2 bedroom flats or bungalows.
Properties in most schemes are designed to make life a little easier for people – with features like raised electricity sockets, walk-in showers and so on. All properties are linked to an emergency alarm service (sometimes called ‘lifeline alarms’ or ‘community alarm service’) to call help if needed.
Schemes are covered by Housing Support Managers whose job is to manage the development and help arrange any services residents need. Managed schemes will also usually have some shared or communal facilities such as a laundry, a lounge for residents to meet in and a garden.
Saffron Housing Trust has Housing with Support schemes throughout South Norfolk. To apply go to Home Options.