About Supported Sheltered Living

res-men-artLiving in a supported, sheltered house can help prevent people becoming isolated and lonely. The supported, sheltered houses are family style in design and provide accommodation for seven to ten older people. The residents can be independent, come and go as they please, be private in their own rooms, whilst at the same time have the knowledge that others are nearby so they are not alone and staff are there to provide support. A key feature in alleviating isolation is that home cooked meals, prepared by staff, are eaten together in the communal dining room.

A typical Abbeyfield supported sheltered house offers:

  • Independence with security;
  • Private, personally furnished rooms;
  • Home cooked meals eaten together;
  • A team of trained staff with volunteer support;
  • Call alarm systems;
  • Companionship; and
  • Specialist facilities such as level deck showers, lifts, door entry systems, etc.

You can download a Housing Application Form by clicking here

There are 19 supported sheltered housing schemes in five areas; Causeway, East Antrim, Southern, North Down and Downpatrick & Ards.  Click on the names below to get more details of the scheme: