Putney To Host Sheltered Housing Open Day

Aged 55 & over? The Council invites you to see what's on offer at a sheltered scheme

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Monday October 10 10am to 3pm
Nursery Close, off Ravenna Road,
Putney SW15

For more information about sheltered housing and how to apply for it visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/shelteredhousing, call (020) 8871 6812 or email

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The open day aims to give local tenants, aged 55 or over, a chance to look around a typical council sheltered scheme and see the range of facilities and features on offer.

There will be advisers on hand providing information and advice about housing for older people, applying for sheltered housing or transfer, benefits advice and more.

The event is aimed at older tenants and those under occupying, who live in the borough and may be interested in moving or transferring to a home more suited to their needs. 

Sheltered housing is for people who are fairly independent, but would like to benefit from the many facilities that our schemes have to offer. The council provides a range of purpose built schemes across the borough which have been designed with the needs of older people in mind.

They include a wide range of pleasant apartments and studios often set in attractive gardens close to shops and local amenities. The apartments are designed for either one or two people, so married couples or those with joint tenancies can also apply, as long as both are aged 55 or over.

Schemes have personal safety and security features like an alarm service, smoke alarms, a door entry system and CCTV. However, having the support of experienced sheltered housing officers on site offers the greatest peace of mind to residents.

Some council tenants are under occupying and currently live in homes that have more rooms than they need and may want to consider moving into sheltered housing.

Under occupiers considering moving may also be entitled to a financial incentive payment and other flexible assistance if they are a Wandsworth Council tenant moving from a larger property into a sheltered apartment with fewer bedrooms. This process frees up properties that can then be given to families in housing need

No need to book and light refreshments will be available.

October 9, 2011