Independent living

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Overview

We provide a wide range of rented properties for older people and those with disabilities which includes:

    • Sheltered schemes comprising studio flats, one and two bedroomed flats and on other locations, bungalows which benefit from the services of a Independent Living Co-ordinator and a social alarm system
    • An additional service though the Independent Living Assistant at two locations
    • Mid-day meals service at two locations
    • An extra care service at specific locations
    • A supported living service at specific locations

 

Sheltered housing

We manage over 800 properties within the Gedling Borough built for older people to include a social alarm system.

This alarm can be a pull cord or a pendant worn around the neck or on the wrist which can be pressed in the event of a fall or other emergency. This call is then received by our monitoring centre, Nottingham On Call who will find out what help is needed and contact family, friends or emergency services as required. This service is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Independent Living Co-ordinators are available five days a week and as well as making sure the property you live in is safe and well maintained, they will also be making weekly contact with tenants to ensure they are well and continue to be able live independently.

This includes carrying out health and safety checks, testing the fire alarms, completing personalised fire safety risk assessments, tenancy reviews and making referrals for adaptations, additional services or seeking advice from other professionals if required.

These properties provide the security of regular contact with staff, a social alarm system for use in emergencies, repairs that are completed by us, and gardens that are tended to.

How to apply

To apply for independent living/sheltered housing you will need to register with Homesearch , all our vacant properties are advertised through this scheme. Please go to ‘Online Applications’ to register your details.

If you would like to talk to us about living in sheltered housing then please call us on 0115 905 1515 and ask to speak to a member of Gedling Homes Sheltered Housing Team who will be happy to help you. Alternatively you can email enquiries@gedlinghomes.co.uk

GH Lifeline service

Our Lifeline Service is available to anyone who needs a little extra support to maintain their independence in their own home.

If you, or someone you know, live within the Gedling borough and feel vulnerable, in need of some extra support or peace of mind; the Lifeline Service may be able to help. More information here.

SPRIING - Reducing loneliness in our community

We are working with Gedling Borough Council to provide a service to reduce loneliness and help people to become more involved and socially active in their community.

This service is called SPRIING (Social Prescribing Reducing Isolation in Gedling). Find out more here.

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