Sheltered homes are grouped together and have a scheme manager. There are usually alarms in the properties in case you need help and there are often shared areas such as a lounge, laundry and garden.
If all members of your household are over the minimum age you may be eligible to apply for sheltered or retirement housing. Age restrictions vary and start at 55.
Apply for sheltered housing
To find out if sheltered housing is right for you, and to get help applying, contact the Oldham Housing and Advice Service.
Oldham Housing and Advice Service,
22 Union Street,
0161 393 7117
The availability of sheltered housing is usually good, but there can be a waiting list.
Examples of sheltered housing