Traditional approaches to managing the UK’s 600,000 rented
sheltered housing units are no longer applicable but the sector
still has much to offer, according to a report out this week.
Despite negative perceptions of the sheltered housing sector as
“past its sell-by date” there are “shining examples of excellent,
innovative, customer-focused practice”, the Chartered Institute of
Housing report argues.
It says providers should embrace a wider vision of what sheltered
housing can offer, such as a place for leisure and lifelong
learning, a resource for the wider community and an alternative to
The report suggests residents are offered flexible services from a
menu of options and have a range of opportunities for inclusion and
Schemes ought also to be able to respond to increasing numbers of
residents opting for direct payments, individual budgets or
floating support, it adds.
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