Provision of self-contained and shared accommodation specifically adapted for individuals with a range of needs including learning or physical disabilities and challenging behaviours including autism and mental health needs. It enables users to live as independently as practicable and participate in the community.
Housing designed to meet the needs of people aged 55+, enabling them to live independently with on-site care available 24 hours a day. Facilities for residents can include a communal lounge, restaurant/dining room, health and fitness facilities, and hobby and computer rooms. It comes in many built forms including blocks of flats, bungalow estates and retirement villages.
Applies to general family housing and dwellings for singles and couples. Tenants are those who are able to live independently without any special housing or support requirements. There is a growing homelessness problem and Local Authorities have a statutory duty to ensure that accommodation is available for those with a priority need.