Sheltered housing aims to help older people to live independently.
The Council can offer self-contained studios, flats or bungalows often with communal areas too such as a residents' lounge, garden, guest room and laundry facilities.
They include safety features such as an alarm line so that residents can call for help in an emergency, and some schemes have restricted access.
The Council is responsible for major repairs and the upkeep of communal areas in most sheltered housing.
Housing Support Officers provide low-level support.
There are 23 Council run sheltered schemes in Wiltshire. These are listed below, and clicking on a scheme brings up information about it. All information is correct at the time of publication, but you are advised to make your own checks, in case of changes.
Some local housing associations provide sheltered housing too, contact them direct for details.
Local vacancies (both Council and housing association) are advertised on Homes 4 Wiltshire.
Most Council sheltered housing is let at social rents but 60 new flats have recently been built at Evergreen Court for affordable housing and shared ownership.
Pets are allowed in Council sheltered housing on a permission basis.
Sheltered housing is generally aimed at people of 60 years and over who live and work in the county, or have a qualifying local connection or qualifying reason for living in Wiltshire. Full details of this and of the financial criteria are set out in Homes 4 Wiltshire.
Properties are sometimes available to people under 60 years e.g. Evergreen Court accepts applications from people of 55 years and over. Where this applies, it is stated in the advertisement.
Housing associations may have different requirements, contact them for details.
Details of both Wiltshire Council and housing association sheltered vacancies are advertised on Homes 4 Wiltshire.
If you don't have access to a computer please call the Customer Service Team on 0300 456 0104.
Most of the Council's housing is at social or affordable rent and this covers the accommodation and management costs. There is also a service charge to cover the costs of any communal areas and services such as the alarm line.
Costs, and therefore charges, will vary from scheme to scheme. When a vacancy is advertised, it will include details of the charges.
Housing benefit may help with charges where a resident qualifies for this.