Older Persons Accommodation

Minton Court, Tremorfa

There is a range of accommodation available in Cardiff designed specifically for older people (usually aged 60 or over), and let only to this age group . The properties include purpose-built self contained flats and bungalows which are easy for tenants to manage, with adaptations where necessary to allow easy access and mobility. 

This type of accommodation (which is often referred to as sheltered accommodation) offers the opportunity for older people to continue living independently, but with reassurance that help is available if a problem should arise. 


What can I expect from Sheltered Accommodation?

Older persons accommodation is NOT a care or residential home - tenants lead their own lives in their own self contained properties within the scheme, and can decide the extent to which they want to take part in  social events and other activities arranged on site. 

Sheltered schemes benefit from a number of services which offer tenants increased security, support and reassurance. All schemes in Cardiff have Community Alarms installed which provide an emergency response service on a 24 hour a day basis. Most schemes also have a manager who can help with day to day problems and issues during office hours, and who also plays an important role in arranging on-site services (such as visits by mobile hairdressers) and activities (such as coffee mornings, visits and classes).

Accommodation usually consists of 1 or 2 bedroom flats (on the ground or first floor) or bungalows. Although the individual properties are self contained most schemes also have communal facilities such as a lounge/kitchen, a laundry room, a garden and storage/charging facilities for mobility scooters.

What will it cost?

The costs vary depending on the scheme. Use the links for each individual scheme for more information.

Remember that you may qualify for Housing Benefit or Universal Credit to help with the rent and service charge. If you are unsure which benefit you should claim you can contact the advice line on 029 2087 1071.