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Homes for Older People

In Oxfordshire we are lucky to have a good supply of homes for older people.
It can take a variety of forms:

Sheltered Housing

Sheltered housing is specially designed for older people. People choose it for a variety of reasons, for example: -

  • Because they need housing more suitable for their mobility needs
  • Because they want the peace of mind and security of a safe environment with staff on hand
  • Because they value the friendship and opportunities to get involved with activities that living in a sheltered scheme can offer

Schemes do vary, but generally include:

  • Self contained flats with their own bathrooms and fitted kitchens
  • Communal facilities such as a laundry room, communal social rooms and guest room
  • Social and other activities on site
  • Security and safety features such as door entry systems

Older People’s Housing

Some independent one and two bedroom housing is let with a community alarm service.
To find out more about the availability, please contact your local district council.

Extra Care Housing

Extra care housing is different because you:

  • live at home, not in a home
  • have your own front door and can decide who comes in
  • can live with your partner or friends
  • can choose to join in social activities such as communal dining, or be more private if you so wish
  • have control over your finances
  • have security
  • have access to 24-hour care support from a care team on site.

The aim is to provide you with a home for life.

For more information on Extra Care Housing please click here

Further information on housing for older people is available from the Oxford City Council website.

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