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Sheltered housing

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Digital/TEC definition
Tunstall in-house glossary

A block of self-contained flats with a population generally above 55 years old. The site may have a House Manager available 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The House Manager does not provide in-property care.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

Your own home, which you either rent or buy, in a development with other older people. You have your own front door, and there may be some shared facilities such as a lounge, laundry or garden. Many sheltered housing schemes have a manager who can be called to assist residents in an emergency. Staff do not provide personal care or help with things like shopping. Any additional care you need can be provided in the same way as if you were living in your own home elsewhere.

Source: Stakeholder discussions

Extra care, supported living, assisted living, care home, nursing home, residential care, sheltered housing - multiple terms which may or may not mean similar things. (Stakeholders)

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