Find out about sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is available for many people with a range of different housing needs. Anyone over the age of 60 years can apply whether you rent or own your home. If you receive disability living allowance, you can register for sheltered housing from the age of 50.

The Council shares its waiting list with other registered housing associations giving you access to over 50 schemes throughout the Swindon area.

Further information about sheltered housing in Swindon, including a list of premises, is available in the following document:

What sheltered housing provides

Although each scheme is slightly different, within the majority of schemes you will find:

  • individual self-contained flats, bungalows or studio flats
  • carpeted and lit internal corridors
  • fully furnished communal lounges
  • the services of a resident sheltered housing officer or visiting scheme manager
  • guest rooms for visitors
  • regular coffee mornings and social activities
  • economic central heating systems
  • communal laundries
  • high level of fire protection and security
  • 24-hour emergency alarm cover

Apply for sheltered housing

If you wish to apply for sheltered housing, use the online form below:

Apply for sheltered housing

Further information

A sheltered housing residents' handbook is available to download below: 


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