How much does sheltered housing cost?
Your rent will vary according to the size, type and location of your property. If you qualify for Housing Benefit this may pay part or all of your rent for you. In some sheltered properties (in blocks of flats) there may also be a heating and hot water charge.
Sheltered housing tenants are also charged for their support service. This is called the support charge and covers the cost of your sheltered housing co-ordinator and call care service. It will vary according to number of visits you receive i.e. whether you receive a level one, two or three service.
The current charges are:
- level one - £5. 64 weekly
- level two - £12.25 weekly
- level three - £17.99 weekly
If you receive any Housing Benefit you will have your support charges paid for you