Sheltered Housing Introduction

Our sheltered accommodation schemes consist of complexes of one-bedroom flats and studio flats across the borough of Southend and are usually occupied by people aged 60 and over.  

These schemes are managed and maintained by South Essex Homes on behalf of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

 

‘Part 2’ Sheltered Schemes 

The eligibility for these units is that the occupant must be aged over 60 or, if they are under 60, they must be in receipt of some form of disability allowance.  There are 988 units of ‘Part 2’ housing based at 20 sites across the borough.  These units have access to the following:

  • a Sheltered Housing Officer
  • a personal alarm system linked to Careline
  • secure entry system
  • communal lounge

 

‘Part 1’ Sheltered Schemes   

The eligibility for these units is that the occupant must be aged over 50.  There are 474 units of ‘Part 1’ housing based at 14 sites across the borough.

 

Extra Care Schemes

The eligibility for these units is that the occupant must be in receipt of some form of disability allowance.   There are 30 units of extra care housing - 15 units at Westwood in Eastwood Old Road, Leigh on Sea and 15 units at Longmans in Rampart Street, Shoeburyness.   These units have access to the following:

  • Personal care (provided 24 hours a day, seven days per week)
  • A personal alarm system linked to the on-site care provider
  • Secure entry system
  • Communal lounge