The types of housing we offer are below – click on any one for a brief description. Remember, facilities vary from place to place. To get a real idea of what our properties are like, take a look at the property pages by using the map or filters above. Or, better still, get in touch and arrange to have a look round. We’ll make you very welcome.
Amenity housing is for more active older people. Each property is a flat or cottage, with its own front door. Features can include grab rails, level floors or walk in showers. Many are also connected to a community alarm. There is no on site staff presence.
A very small amount of our housing is classed as general needs. It’s for anyone over 16 and is usually located within our sheltered or amenity housing developments. The design and sizes of the properties vary greatly, from one to four bedroomed properties.
Housing with care
Housing with care is our innovative new service that’s located in some of our sheltered or very sheltered developments. Run in partnership with local authorities, either Hanover or the local authority offer an in-house care service.
Residents benefit from regular contact with carers they are familiar with and we can easily and quickly adapt the service to suit residents’ changing needs.
Retirement housing differs to sheltered housing in that we don’t provide housing support to residents and the staff on site focus on the maintenance of the communal areas of the building.
Sheltered housing is for older people. A Sheltered Housing Manager looks after the development and helps residents to live as independently as possible. Most developments have a secure main entrance and all properties have their own front doors.
Properties usually have one or two bedrooms and a community alarm service, allowing residents to call for help 24 hours a day. Developments usually have communal lounges and kitchens, a laundry, gardens and guest suites for visitors.
A small number of owner-occupied developments are classed as ‘Retirement’. This is similar to sheltered housing however there is no support provided to residents and the staff on site focus on the maintenance of the communal areas of the building. For ease of use we class these as sheltered housing, but we will make you aware of those that we call ‘Retirement Housing’ on the relevant page.
Very sheltered housing is aimed at frailer older people. Residents still have their own flat and can live as independently as they please, but support staff are on site 24 hours a day and quality, nutritious meals are served in attractive communal dining rooms. Most properties have a good sized living room, one bedroom and a shower or wet room, and a kitchenette so residents can prepare light meals and snacks.