Sheltered housing is designed and built with the needs of older people in mind. Most of our sheltered housing schemes are made up of one-bedroom flats or bungalows, but we do have a few two-bedroom properties.
Sheltered Housing enables older people to live independently with security and peace of mind. It means that you can still have your own property and all the privacy that comes with it but with the security of being able to contact Council staff should you need any help.
Thurrock Council has three different types of sheltered housing, which deliver different levels of support and care depending on the needs of the individuals living in the properties.
This scheme provides a community alarm service to accommodation located throughout the borough designated for older people. Adults with a sensory or physical disability or other vulnerabilities who would benefit from the provision of an emergency alarm, within their home, may also be considered for this accommodation.
To be considered for the Community Alarm Scheme, applicants must be
Sheltered Housing enables older people to live independently with security and peace of mind. It means that you can still have your own property and all the privacy that comes with it, and also have the security of having a member of staff available in case you should need any help. It is really like living in a small village, where you live independently in a small, friendly community.
To be considered for a property within Sheltered Housing applicants must be:
The Council owns two Extra Care housing schemes which are located at Piggs Corner, Grays, and Kynoch Court, Stanford-le-Hope. Properties are only available for rental.
A third scheme, Elizabeth Gardens is managed by Hanover Housing. It is situated in Long Lane, Grays and has properties for both rental and sale.
All three schemes are designed to provide significant care to meet the needs of older people, (and exceptionally, younger people who receive the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance) who wish to live independently.
Extra Care supports people towards an inclusive, fulfilling future by providing independence, dignity and security.
The care and support that you need will be listed in your individual support plan. Below are a few examples of the type of support services that can be provided:
This is not a full list of the care and support services that are available. The care you receive will depend on your individual assessed needs.
You will need to fill out a housing application (or transfer form if you are already a Council tenant). You can get the form from the Civic offices in Grays or by downloading a form from the Council’s website at www.thurrock.gov.uk
Complete the application form and return it to the Civic Offices marked with "Extra Care". A housing officer will contact you to discuss your application and arrange a home visit to assess your suitability and eligibility for the schemes.
There may be available properties for sale at Elizabeth Gardens.
To find out more please contact the sales team on 0800 280 2575 or email email@example.com
For more information about any of the schemes please contact the Housing Adaptation officer on 01375 652 665.
More information on Elizabeth Gardens and Hanover Housing can be found at
Age UK give advice about various housing options and how to get the assistance you may be entitled to. To open a new window and visit the Age UK website click here.