Very Sheltered Housing (VSH) allows safe and secure living within a community while having care and support close by. It is seen as a very real alternative to residential care homes.

List of schemes

A list of VSH schemes can be found in the download section.

Getting an assessment

If you are considering moving to a VSH scheme, please contact Social Services about assessments and for further information.

Inspection reports

Inspection reports for all of our VSH schemes can be found on the Care Quality Commissioner website.

Features of all VSH schemes

  • self-contained flats each with a bedroom, living room, bathroom and kitchen
  • assured tenancy
  • a 24-hour care team
  • social club
  • cafe or restaurant

Other facilities depending on location

  • safety and security
  • an environment designed for disability
  • privacy and personal space
  • your own front door
  • choice and control over your daily life and finances