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Sheltered accommodation

Sheltered housing tenants have their own self contained flats or studio apartments with their own kitchens and bathrooms. Tenants live independently in a safe and secure environment.

Why should I choose sheltered accommodation?

All schemes have:

  • secure door entrance systems
  • lifts serving all floors
  • communal gardens
  • resident parking spaces
  • resident access to a 24 hour emergency warden alarm service

Most schemes also have:

  • communal lounges for activities and social events
  • a laundry equipped with washers and driers
  • a guest room for the use of overnight visitors
  • a scheme manager to oversee the running of the scheme along with support for tenants

Where are the schemes in the High Peak?

  • Hartington Gardens, Hartington Road, Buxton
  • Milton Court, Broad Walk, Buxton
  • Marian Court, Sherwood Road, Buxton
  • Alma Square, Fairfield, Buxton
  • Queens Court, Queens Road, Fairfield, Buxton
  • Eccles Fold, Manchester Road, Chapel en-le Frith
  • Cromford Court, New Road, Whaley Bridge

How much rent will I have to pay?

Total charges range from around £98 per week for a studio apartment to approximately £125 for a 2 bedroom flat. The cost of the warden service is included in the rent.

If you are on a low income or certain types of benefits, you may get some help towards your rent. Go to to find out more.

Do I have to be a certain age to qualify for sheltered housing?

Anyone over the age of 55 or with a qualifying disability can register for sheltered accommodation.

How do I register?

You will need to register on the Home Options scheme to become eligible for a property. If you need any help registering, contact the Home Options team on 0345 129 8075.