Sheltered housing

Row of pastel coloured houses

For some people, sheltered or supported housing can offer an alternative to a care home.

Wiltshire offers a diverse range of sheltered housing schemes, including bungalows and flats with communal facilities. Sheltered housing schemes are managed by different registered providers (landlords). The landlord is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds and housing services, such as communal lighting and heating.

You pay rent and service charges to your landlord for your home, utilities and maintenance of the scheme in which you live. Your service charge includes the provision of an alarm service to access help 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Sheltered housing can be rented or owner-occupied accommodation.

To apply for sheltered housing, download the application form from the Homes4Wiltshire website and return it to the Homes 4 Wiltshire team. Visit:

For further information about Sheltered Housing, please visit Wiltshire Council Sheltered Housing.