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Sheltered Housing

Why choose Sheltered Housing

Sheltered housing may appeal to you if you want to live independently, in a usually smaller and easier-to-manage home but, you like the idea of having someone to call on if there is an emergency. The Independent Living Team actively work with tenants to encourage a sense of community and support social events. An Independent Living Manager will also act as a facilitator to find the support services that you may require.

Who is eligible?

Most schemes are open to people who are aged over 60. Couples and single applicants may apply with support needs. An assessment is carried out before homes are allocated which enables you to discuss any support needs that you may have. We try to make sure they are in place before your arrival. This is essential to finding appropriate accommodation.

Living in Sheltered Housing

When living in sheltered housing you have the same rights and responsibilities (except the right to buy) as any other council tenant. The aim of sheltered housing is to enable you to continue living as independently as possible.


Sheltered housing provides a quiet and friendly environment with the added reassurance of an Independent Living Manager offering security and peace of mind.

Within the accommodation there is an intercom service which connects to an alarm response service. Tenants can pull a cord within their accommodation and speak to an operator who can provide the suitable help and support.

The Independent Living Manager will support the service users of the scheme, to ensure they can continue to live independently and play a full part in their community. This includes liaising with relevant agencies when needed and ensuring that necessary care, advice and specialist support is provided.

The Independent Living Team may also assist in obtaining financial entitlements such as housing, council tax benefit, attendance allowance, a support transfer applications and other tenancy-related needs. Our aim is to support people without intruding, maintaining independence and privacy.


If you wish to apply for Sheltered housing, please contact us:

Housing Needs Section, Dover District Council, White Cliffs Business Park, Dover CT16 3PJ

Telephone: 01304 872265

You are welcome to visit a scheme before you decide if sheltered housing is for you.

Sheltered accommodation

The following list details all the Council’s sheltered schemes. 

Sheltered housing
Sheltered HousingDescription
Barnesende Court, Millwall Place, Sandwich 1 Bedroom Flats
Burch Avenue, Sandwich 1 bedroom bungalows
Eastry Court, Market Place, Aylesham 1 bedroom flats
Goschen Road area, Dover 1 bedroom flats
Hazelwood Meadow /St. Barts Road, Sandwich 1 bedroom flats
Lambert House, Telegraph Road, Deal 1 bedroom flats
Norman Tailyour House, Hope Road, Deal 1 & 2 bedroom flats
Reece Adams House, Cauldham Close, Capel 1 & 2 bedroom flats
1 bedroom bungalows
Sunny Corner, Aycliffe, Dover 1 & 2 bedroom flats
Wellington Gardens, Winant Way/Maine Close, Dover 1 bedroom flats
1 & 2 bedroom bungalows
Wilmott place, Eastry 2 bedroom flats



Tel: 01304 872265