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You are all reminded that we still need to play a role in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Where possible please remember to:

  • Cover your face in indoor communal settings if you have a cough
  • Ventilation - keep windows open if you are in a communal lounge

If you suspect you may have Covid-19 please let a member of staff know. We have a small supply of LFT tests and can provide them to those who are most vulnerable or who do not hve family members who can assist.

What is Sheltered Housing?

Sheltered housing is specifically designed, rented accommodation provided by the Council for older people who would like to remain independent in their own homes, but prefer the added security that sheltered housing has to offer. In Gosport, the minimum age to be eligible for sheltered housing is 60. 

The Council owns 5 sheltered housing schemes which are all connected to an emergency call system linked to a 24 hour staff control centre. An operative from the control centre will respond to your call promptly and if necessary will arrange the support and assistance that you require. This includes contacting a friend or relative that you have nominated.

Older Persons Support Officers are based at our schemes and they are available to:

  • Help you settle into your new home
  • Provide 24 hour response to emergencies
  • Liaise with other agencies to ensure you get any support you require
  • Promote social activities
  • Give advice about benefits and other local services

What Sheltered Housing is available?

For full details on each scheme, please click on the links below:

For full details about what you can expect from  Sheltered Housing leaflet (PDF) [633KB]

How to Apply for Sheltered Housing

If you want to apply for Sheltered Housing, you will need to complete an application form. The forms can be obtained by phoning 023 9258 4242 or by picking one up from the Town Hall.

Once you have completed the form and have been registered on our waiting list, one of our trained Older Persons Support Officers will contact you in order to carry out a Needs and Risk Assessment which will ensure you are eligible for Sheltered Housing. By carrying out the assessment we will also be able to highlight any areas of support required prior to you moving into our service. 

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