Sheltered (Retirement) Housing

CHS has 3 schemes, built with those over 55 in mind. This is sometimes known as sheltered housing, and includes a number of special features to make life easier. Click here to view a brochure giving more details.

This type of accommodation often suits people who are finding the management and maintenance of their home and garden increasingly difficult and /or wish to downsize or move closer to their family.

Features of all schemes include:

  • Self-contained one or two bedroomed accommodation
  • Door entry security system
  • 24hr emergency alarm
  • Proximity to shops, buses and health services
  • Services of a Housing Officer
  • Opportunities for social contact and activities if wanted

For further information about sheltered housing please get in touch

If you’d like to explore living in one of our schemes, please contact Susan Palmer during office hours for an informal chat

 Barnabas Court, Milton

One 2 bedroom flats, three 1 bedroom flats and one bungalow, built in partnership with Milton Parish Council in 2000 as an integral part of the village community.

To bid for a home visit the Homelink website.

Ellis House imageEllis House, Mulberry Close

This is located off Milton Road, Cambridge. Built in 1987, the scheme has 26 one bedroom flats in a quiet cul-de-sac situation with local services nearby.

To bid for a home visit the Homelink website.

St Andrews House image

St. Andrews Glebe, Cherry Hinton

Built in 1987 the scheme has 30 one bedroom flats in a quiet location, within easy reach of local services.

To bid for a home visit the Homelink website.

An Lac House – Older Vietnamese People

CHS works in partnership with Abbeyfield Cambridge Vietnamese Society (ACVS) to provide a supported living home for 10 older Vietnamese people.

ACVS provides the support and housing management services. The accommodation is bed-sitting rooms with en-suite bathrooms and living areas and garden. There is also a small temple and an in-house cook provides traditional Vietnamese meals. ACVS provide the support and help to arrange any personal care services required by residents.

For details contact the House Manager on: 01223 246488.

To bid for a home visit the Homelink website.

Sheltered Housing - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a place?

All applications need to be made via Home-Link, which is the local Housing Authority choice based lettings scheme.

Full details on how to register can be found on the Home-Link website.

How are places advertised?

When vacancies arise, they are advertised on the Home-Link scheme and applicants have to bid for their preferred properties.

How much is the rent?

Rents for individual properties vary and are shown on Home-Link. These are correct at the time of advertising.

What are the requirements for applying?

Open to anyone over 55 years old; priority will be given to people with a Milton, or Cambridge City connection.

Meet some of the Sheltered Housing Team

Our staff have undergone extensive checks prior to employment to ensure that they have the skills and qualities we require when working with older and vulnerable people. They are trained in moving & handling, health & safety, food hygiene, basic first aid, abuse awareness (safeguarding), administering medicine, infection control and the care certificate as well as other bespoke training as required.

Andrea Sullivan

Business Manager

Susan Palmer

Housing Officer

Loraine Vining

Housing Officer - An Lac House

Beryl Gillespie

Head Of Older People's Services

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