Sheltered Housing

Sheltered housing is designed with the needs of older people in mind and is generally only available to those over the age of 55. It is run and maintained by a number of different registered providers (housing associations) and each provide differing levels of support at the accommodation they manage but the aim is for people to live independently.

To reflect this the accommodation is not always referred to as Sheltered but other terms such as Live Smart or Older Persons are often used.    You would need to check with individual housing associations to see what level of support is provided at their schemes.    This can often be found on their websites.

If you are over the age of 55 or disabled and need support to live independently then you are able to apply for sheltered housing. You will need to complete an online housing register application and, if required, a medical form.

Once your completed application has been assessed and you have been included on the housing register, we will write to you and tell you your registration date, how many points you have. We will also tell you your unique HomeOption number and you will be sent information on how to bid for Sheltered Housing or age restricted properties through HomeOption.

Please visit our Apply for Housing page to start your application. 

Sheltered Housing Schemes in East Herts
Scheme Area Landlord
Cornwall House Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Kent Crescent Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Valley Court Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Firlands Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Chestnut Close Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Oak Street Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Trinity Way Bishop's Stortford Clarion Housing Association
Fuller Court Bishop's Stortford Housing and Care 21
Ashfords and Carters Close Buntingford Clarion Housing Association
Dixon Place Buntingford Clarion Housing Association
Beane River View Hertford Santuary Housing Association
The Dell Hertford Network Homes
Gosselin House Hertford Network Homes
Mabeys Walk High Wych Clarion Housing Association
Broadfield Close Much Hadham Clarion Housing Association
Ferndale Much Hadham Clarion Housing Association
Roundhaye Puckeridge Clarion Housing Association
Northfield Puckeridge Clarion Housing Association
Highfields Sawbridgeworth Clarion Housing Association
Reedings Way Sawbridgeworth Clarion Housing Association
April Place Sawbridgeworth Clarion Housing Association
Lawrence Avenue Sawbridgeworth Clarion Housing Association
Chapelfields Stanstead Abbotts Network Homes
Folly View Stanstead Abbotts Network Homes
Hatfield Court Ware Network Homes
The Grange Ware Network Homes
Burgage Court Ware Network Homes
Glebe Court Watton-at-Stone Clarion Housing Association

Flexicare Housing

Flexicare housing, sometimes called extra care housing, provides more support than sheltered housing and more independence than a residential care home. You live in your own flat with the privacy of your own front door, but have care available 24 hours a day if you need it. To qualify you:

  • must require assistance with your personal care and or daily living tasks
  • must be an older person who will benefit from flexicare. A place may be offered to a younger person on disability grounds in exceptional cases.
  • will be required to have a sheltered housing and care assessment to ensure we can meet your needs.

To apply for Flexicare accommodation you will need to complete a housing register application with HomeOption and register your interest for a flexicare on the application form. 

Please visit our Apply for Housing page to start your application.

More information on Flexicare can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Flexicare Housing in East Herts
Scheme Area Landlord
Parkside Bishop's Stortford Metropolitan Housing Association
Bircherley Court Hertford Network Homes
Carlton Court Hertford Network Homes
Free View Court Bishop's Stortford Genesis Housing Association