Community Alarms & Wardens
A sheltered housing service is provided by Sandwell Homes offering extra care accommodation to low-level accommodation.
What is extra-care accommodation?
Extra care accommodation is provided for people who want to remain living independently for as long as possible, helping to retain their own individuality.
It gives you the security and privacy of your own home with a range of facilities on the premises, for example:
What other sheltered accommodation does Sandwell Homes provide?
- Housing Support Officers, seven days a week, 365 days of the year
- Hot meals served in the communal lounge five days a week
- Care Staff, seven days a week, 365 days of the year (care that you will receive will be determined by an individual care assessment / care package)
- Social Activities within the scheme with organised day trips out
Other sheltered accommodation that Sandwell Homes provides includes:
Sandwell Homes also provides other low-level sheltered accommodation including flats and bungalows. For a full list of all our properties visit www.housingcare.org.
- Sheltered schemes that have purpose built housing with a 24 hour community alarm service connected to a call centre 365 days of the year. Some schemes include communal facilities, for example communal lounge and laundry facilities
How can I find out more about sheltered accommodation?
If you want to find out more about sheltered accommodation you can contact us by telephone on 0121 569 6802.
Or you can call in to any Sandwell Homes property shop to find out how to register for sheltered accommodation.
What if I want a warden to visit me where I live now?
If you want a warden to visit you where you currently live you can complete the 'Request for support services' leaflet in the related documents below, returning it to us at the address below.
Sandwell Community Alarms & Warden Service
Operations and Development Centre
Direct 2 Industrial Estate
Once received an officer will then contact you to arrange to visit you to explain the service in more detail.
Do I have to have a medical illness or disability to receive a warden?
To ensure we are providing a need led service we will have to complete a needs assessment with you.
The needs assessment will be completed with you and will determine what level of support you will need and the suggested recommended visits required to help you remain independent at home.
How much will the service cost?
There is a charge for this service however funding may be available following a financial assessment.
For a full listing of all our sheltered housing properties please visit www.housingcare.org