Housing Options for Older People
Southway tenants over 50 can access support from our Housing and Care Options Advisor, who can help you by looking at all of your housing needs.
Perhaps your current home is too big for you now that your children have left? Or you live above the ground floor and are struggling to get in and out of your home due to mobility issues?
It is the role of our Housing and Care Options Advisor’s to work with you alongside other agencies to find the best possible solution. If you would like advice and support with your rehousing options please contact us for more information.
- Click here to read the Housing Options for Older People (HOOP) Guide
Home adaptations and equipment
For equipment and / or adaptations to remain independent at home, contact Manchester City Council for an assessment.
Extra Care Schemes
Extra care housing is exclusively for people aged 55 or over. Most have restaurants, cafes or sometimes shops that are open to everyone in the local area. In addition, there is often a shared lounge or activity room solely for the use of residents. There is usually a mix of one and two bedroom properties, either for rent or to buy. Extra care housing is also likely to have a substantial garden area that can be enjoyed by residents and their family or friends.
Help is available 24 hours a day, for those who need it. Not all residents need help with daily living, therefore it is not to be mistaken for a care home. Extra care is somewhere people can live independently for as long as it is suitable and is a good option for couples who would like to stay living together, where only one or maybe both people need support.
For information on Extra Care schemes across Manchester and for access to the online application form, visit the Manchester Move website here
Southway Housing Trust are also developing two extra care schemes, located in Burnage and Gorton. The schemes will be ready in November 2020 and September 2021, respectively. If you are interested in any of these schemes, please contact the Age-Friendly Delivery Team on 0161 448 4200.
Age Friendly schemes
Extra support over the winter months
As we approach winter, it's more important than ever to ensure our homes are well-maintained, safe and warm. Manchester Care & Repair offer free help and advice on home maintenance, including:
- Advising on affordable energy suppliers
- Installing hand rails, to prevent falls
- Small DIY jobs around the house.
You can find out more about Manchester Care & Repair here, or call 0161 872 5500 for more information.