Basildon Council provides housing for residents over the age of 55 and above in 47 Sheltered Housing schemes, of which 3 are privately owned.

Sheltered Housing Scheme locations in Basildon, Billericay and Wickford

Our 23 page Sheltered Housing Information Leaflet provides contact details and locations of all 47 sheltered housing schemes in Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

Sheltered Housing provide older residents with a comfortable, manageable and secure home of their own; preserving their privacy, dignity and independence, whilst giving them ready access to additional support when they need it.

However, it should be realised that sheltered housing is not intended, and not designed to provide the same specialised care as you would receive in a care home.

Use Of Mobility Scooters in Sheltered Housing Schemes

The following leaflets explain our policy on storing and charging mobility scooters in our sheltered housing schemes and general needs flat blocks:

How to apply for Sheltered Housing

To enquire about moving into a sheltered housing property, please contact the Allocations and Applications department:

Phone: 01268 533333

Further information for existing social housing tenants who would like to transfer to sheltered housing is available on our Basildon Choice website, see :

Concessionary TV Licences

Residents in Sheltered Housing schemes, that meet the criteria laid down by the TV licensing authority will only have to pay £7.50 for their annual TV licence. Please be aware that not all of our Sheltered Housing schemes meet the TV licensing authority criteria.

Regardless of the criteria laid down by the TV licensing authority, residents in Sheltered Housing schemes who are over 75 years of age or who have a permanent disability are also entitled to a Concessionary TV Licence.

Further information available from TVLA ,Tel: 0870 240 1291 or visit TV Licensing.

Leasehold schemes

Sheltered Housing provides older residents with a comfortable, manageable and secure home of their own; preserving their privacy, dignity and independence, whilst giving them ready access to additional support when they need it.

However, it should be realised that sheltered housing is not intended, and not designed, to provide nursing care.

Further information and enquiries

For further information and enquiries please contact the Sheltered and Supported Housing Team, see contact details below:

Name
Sheltered and Supported Housing Team
Tel
01268 206915