We strongly believe that good Sheltered Housing has an important role to play in meeting the needs of older people. We provide Sheltered Housing across six local authority areas. These services are still in popular demand in local communities. The feedback received from a recent survey we conducted from our tenants in Sheltered Housing was very positive. They felt that overall the accommodation and support provided was of good quality.
However, we are having dialogues with local authorities to remodel our Sheltered Housing Schemes to ensure that support is more targeted to older people who need it, irrespective of tenure. We have been successful in changing our services in Blaenau Gwent where we have retained the important service provided by scheme managers, as well as employing support workers who provide targeted support to people in Sheltered Schemes and the local community.