Sheltered accommodation advice
Alternatives to sheltered accommodation
There are several alternatives to council accommodation, such as sheltered accommodation with a housing association, residential homes run by Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Care Services, and privately owned residential and retirement homes.
Sheltered accommodation with a housing association
Housing associations provide and manage accommodation suitable for elderly people in houses, flats, mobility dwellings for disabled people, or Scheme Manager controlled units. The type of accommodation, facilities and role of the Scheme Manager is similar to that provided by the Council.
The council has nomination rights with housing associations with properties in the Borough, which means that if you are on the council's housing register and meet the general lettings policy of the association, you can be nominated for rehousing.
The council cannot oblige the association into accepting a nomination, as they have the final say on who they let their property to. Housing associations may have a long housing register, and you may have to wait a long time before they can help you.
Before you decide to move into a residential home you should consider the alternatives that may be available to you. It may be with a little more help and support, you might be happier to remain in your own home.
There are a variety of services available to people wishing to remain in their own home such as home care service, meals on wheels, day centres and respite care.
It may also be possible for your property to be adapted with the installation of a stair lift, shower, bath seat, or tap grips for example. For further information please visit the home improvement agency page.
For information on adaptations and home care services, please contact
024 7635 1234;
024 7664 3838.
If home care would not be sufficient for your need, there are three kinds of homes for you to consider:
- Residential care homes: To provide help with people who can no longer carry out everyday functions without assistance, but do not require nursing care. Residential Homes are run by Warwickshire County Council Social Services, Warwickshire Care Services (a not for profit charitable trust).
- Privately Owned Nursing Homes: To provide 24 hour care to meet the needs of people who require nursing supervision
- Dual Homes: To provide for both of the above needs
Residential homes run by Warwickshire County Council
Anyone who is finding it difficult to continue living alone can apply. The first step would be to contact your local social work office, or hospital social work team. A social worker will then provide you with all the information you need to help you decide whether you wish to proceed with an application. When you make a formal application you will be assessed by a social worker.
The county council has the following homes in the Nuneaton and Bedworth and the cost of living in one of the homes varies according to a person's income and savings.
Warwickshire Care has 3 residential homes in the area.
For more information, please contact:
Warwickshire Care Services Limited,
Central Office, Newlands,
Telephone 01926 864242.
There are a number of privately owned residential and retirement homes in the borough. These provide accommodation, meals and care for those needing constant help with their day to day needs.
Each home is managed independently and has it own policies and criteria for admission. You should contact individual homes direct for admission.