Housing 21 promotes choice and independence for older people through a range of care, health and housing services and accommodation.
Our areas of expertise include :
- Retirement housing
- Care and support services
- Dementia services
Housing 21 manages over 18,000 sheltered housing units, extra care apartments and bungalows. We have developed innovative partnerships with local authorities and other organisations to provide new or improved housing for older people.
We lead the way in developing extra care housing - accommodation where older people can enjoy their own homes with the security of being able to access tailored 24 hour care and support.
Residents also enjoy communal facilities such as cafes, gardens, shops and lounges.
Older people are able to choose from a range of supported housing options. Most of our schemes include a mixture of homes for rent or for purchase through shared ownership or outright sale.
Our extra care schemes link up with schools, businesses and healthcare providers - ensuring residents feel part of the wider community.
Care and support services
Housing 21 provides care for adults of all ages. Our care and support services are designed to help people remain independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible.
We deliver around 120,000 hours of care every week.
Housing 21 is one of the five biggest providers of care services in the UK.
We provide a range of care services including:
- home care
- live-in care
- day services such as day care and day centres
- community care services for people with dementia , long term conditions and learning disabilities
- respite care and rehabilitation services
- specialist care - including culturally appropriate services and services for people with HIV/AIDS
- end of life care
Dementia services - Housing 21 Dementia Voice
We provide high-quality services to people with dementia but our commitment to tackling this awful disease goes further than that.
We are involved in the evaluation of dementia care and in research into the most effective care options for the growing numbers of people affected by the disease.
We are the only housing association to operate a dementia centre of excellence, Housing 21 Dementia Voice. It aims to:
- influence the development of dementia services and specialist older people's mental health services
- undertake specialist research to understand the needs, views and hopes of older people
- develop better ways of managing dementia services
- provide training and advice services
Assessing and caring for the individual is central to our approach. We focus on the person's:
- social and family network
- circumstances and environment
This approach has resulted in significant improvements in the quality of life of many people with dementia and benefitted those around them. It proves that with the right care, support and interaction people can keep or regain life skills and stay independent for longer.