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Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is individual, self-contained homes for older people. The properties are generally grouped together and may be bungalows, or flats in a building which is serviced by a lift. Tenants sign a Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement. 

We have 1218 sheltered tenancies across South Lanarkshire, with tenants supported by 55 Sheltered Housing Officers. Demand for sheltered housing is very high and there are waiting lists for most areas. If you are interested in finding out about how you are queued for sheltered housing, please read section 11 of our Housing Allocation Policy.      

A Guide to Sheltered Housing in South Lanarkshire describes the range of facilities and services available to older people living in sheltered accommodation. It also gives details of the types and locations of sheltered housing offered by the Council, other social landlords and information on how to apply. 

Care Inspectorate reports

Sheltered housing is registered with and inspected by the Care Inspectorate under the National Care Standards for Housing Support. 

Our sheltered housing support service was assessed during 2015 by the Care Inspectorate and awarded very high marks across the board. 

The service was assessed under three headings:

  • quality of care and support
  •  quality of staffing
  • quality of management and leadership

Inspectors made 25 quality assessments, of which four were rated excellent, with the other 21 rated very good. The inspectors took account of the views of tenants, service users and Sheltered Housing Officers before issuing their final reports.     

The reports can be viewed on the Care inspectorate website.