As you get older there a number of housing options available to you, whether you are looking to move or prefer to stay in your existing home.

If you are finding it difficult to manage in your home but would rather not move there are services which may be able to help. These include: 

  • Aids and adaptations to your home such as stairlifts and level access showers
  • Home improvement services
  • Advice on energy efficiency and cavity wall and loft insulation
  • A Community Care Alarm Service with access to a 24-hour response centre. 

Eligibility for these services will depend on your needs, income and whether you own or rent your home.
If you are thinking about moving you may wish to consider options such as Sheltered or Extra Care housing which are designed specifically to meet the requirements of older people. When choosing accommodation it is best to consider your current circumstances and whether you think your needs will change in the years ahead.
Tyne and Wear Homes offers a housing options advice service. For further information about the options available to you as you get older and how to access them please visit their website.
For advice on care services please contact Adult Social Care Direct.   
Our Older People's Housing Delivery Plan 2013-2018 (pdf, 342Kb)was approved in March 2013. It sets out how we will respond to the requirements of our older residents and meet the challenges of an aging population.

Page last updated: 
17 July 2014
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