Independent Living

We want to ensure that you are supported to remain living independently in your own home for as long as possible.


We can offer supported homes for anyone over the age of 55.

We can offer unfurnished flats or bungalows for the needs of people who may require support to enable independent living.

South Northants Homes gives a level of support, which is tailored to enable tenants to live a full life, while ensuring peace of mind for them and their families.

This type of housing model should not be confused with residential or nursing homes.

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Our vision is to provide choice to our residents through a needs-led service that delivers support, tailored to the individual. We aim to work flexibly to meet the changing circumstances of our residents.

Residents receive support from a dedicated staff member.

Retirement services are provided across different types of accommodation such as:

  • flats in a block, known as sheltered or retirement schemes
  • flats where care can be provided on site, known as extra care
  • groups of bungalows in the wider community.

A 24 hour alarm service is available for all of these properties.

Who can apply?

To qualify for retirement housing you must be aged 55 or over. We will also accept applications from people under 55 with a disability or have a medical condition/s.

If you are a couple, only one of you needs to be aged 55 or over in order to apply.

We will accept applications for retirement housing regardless of whether you rent or own your current home. Your financial circumstances will be taken into account along with your reasons for wanting to move.

How to apply?

Initial applications should be made through South Northants Council who will pass your details on to us.

We have two Extra care schemes which have a qualifying assessment criteria.

Extra Care

Each flat is connected to an emergency alarm to provide piece of mind 24 hours a day and to promote independence.

A well being check will be carried out Monday to Friday by our Visiting Support Officers. A care package is provided on an individually assessed basis agreed with Social Services. There is an overnight sleep in carer to provide emergency support if needed.

Both extra care schemes offer a range of varied social activities and regular coffee mornings.


encourage promotes all our Supported Living, Independent Living, Retirement, Extra Care, Domestic Violence Refuges and CASS.

One of the aims of the Independent Living Service is to ensure that you are supported to remain living independently in your own home for as long as possible.

Services we offer to help you stay in your own home.


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