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Affordable Housing for Older People

Are you aged over 55 and retired from work due to age or disability?

Are you looking for a safe, secure and affordable home for life?

If so, Colne's housing for older people could be the answer.

Our self-contained flats at various locations in north Essex enable residents to enjoy living independently for longer living. Each flat has a 24 hour emergency Careline. 

More vulnerable residents can access 'hands on' support and we will signpost to other agenices who may be able to help.

To find out more about what we offer download our Affordable Housing for Older People brochure.

Affordable housing for older people across Essex

Where could I live?

We have affordable housing for older people in Colchester, Clacton on Sea, Chelmsford, Heybridge, Tiptree, Brightlingsea and Manningtree.

Bunny enjoys the Sheltered retirement Housing in Colchester

Location map of sheltered housing in Colchester

How to apply

To find out how to apply, please visit our Apply for a Home page.

Joan ‘Queenie’ Allford, 89, lives at Alderman Howe Lodge, Colchester. She said:

“There is much more space and if I needed a wheelchair I could easily get it into the bathroom and walk into the shower. It is much nicer and brighter.”

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