Apply for sheltered housing

Moving to a sheltered housing property is a big decision, but moving to one has a number of benefits.​​​

In Havering, we have a thriving older community, one of the largest in London, who take advantage of living in one of the greenest but bustling boroughs in the city.

The Council's sheltered schemes

Moving to a sheltered housing property is a big decision, but moving to one has a number of benefits.​​​

Our schemes offer:

  • self-contained flats with your own front door, kitchen, bedroom, lounge and shower room
  • mobile support workers who are on duty Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
  • living with people of a similar age
  • an emergency helpline service
  • communal lounges and kitchens where you can meet other residents and socialise
  • shared gardens for the green-fingered, which are managed by the Council and residents
  • lots of activities ranging from music evenings to day- trips (and dozens more in between)

​Yvonne, a tenant at Holsworthy House, said:


“Since I retired I haven’t looked back. I wouldn’t move if I was given a million pounds and once you’re in, you feel totally at home. You’re never lonely because you can always knock on someone’s door.”

​​​​Stan, a tenant at Holsworthy House, said:


“I lived in my old place for 56 years and I didn’t think I could live in a flat, but it’s not so small and you’ve got everything you need.”

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