Sheltered housing

There are various types of sheltered housing schemes operating throughout the borough, including:

  • rented property
  • owner occupied properties
  • low cost home ownership

With comfortable and self-contained accommodation, sheltered housing in Solihull usually provides:

  • a scheme manager or warden (living onsite or offsite)
  • 24 hour emergency help (through an alarm system)
  • communal lounge
  • laundry room
  • communal garden
  • resident organised social event calendar

Most of the sheltered housing schemes in Solihull have between 20 and 40 self-contained flats or bungalows. Each scheme will usually provide:

  • purpose-designed self-contained accommodation with your own front door
  • opportunities to be part of a community
  • communal spaces, facilities and activities
  • links to the wider local community

Find sheltered housing

You can find sheltered housing providers in the Solihull Directory.

Find advice

If you would like to talk about sheltered housing and other housing options with somebody directly, you can visit the Community Information and Advice Hub.

Our Solihull Connect adult social care team can also put you in touch with services that can help you find the right home for you: 

Solihull Home Options

It is mainly housing associations that provide rented sheltered housing in Solihull and most have their own allocation policy based on an individual’s need.

To find out more details and to discuss your exact housing needs, you can contact Solihull Community Housing’s Home Options Team on:

The cost of sheltered housing in Solihull

The cost of your support will depend on the particular accommodation you choose and on your personal financial circumstances.

You may have to contribute to the cost of your support. A financial assessment will ensure that you can afford your contribution. See the paying the full cost of your care page for more information.

You will also be required to pay rent and other property related costs for sheltered housing. The amount you pay for this will also depend on your financial circumstances.