Retirement Housing, sometimes known as Sheltered Housing, are unique properties which are specifically designed for older people and seek to enable residents to continue living more independently for longer, with the option of professional support when required. Whilst designed primarily to accommodate older residents over the age of 55-60, other people may be considered for them depending on their requirements, for example disabled applicants.
A Retirement home is a self-contained property (flat or bungalow) situated in a block or as part of a small complex. Retirement properties will usually benefit from certain features which are designed to make life easier, for example level access entry. Schemes will sometimes have some shared or communal facilities such as a laundry room or a communal lounge.
Torfaen has a number of retirement homes located across the borough, offering various types of accommodation.
To apply for Retirement Housing you need to register with Torfaen Homeseeker. Retirement properties are advertised along with all other general needs housing, but can be identified by the age requirements listed against the property.
For more information on how to apply to Homeseeker, please see our guide: