Across the Wycombe district, we have a number of sheltered housing schemes that are supported by a team of staff and are made up of individual, self-contained homes for older people.
Most of our schemes have communal facilities, such as common rooms, that are enjoyed by our tenants for coffee mornings, Movers and Shakers classes and other social activities. We have also installed wi-fi in the communal areas of our schemes - meaning that any residents or visitors can take advantage of free wi-fi in the common rooms of our schemes.
We have a team of experience specialists who carry out the estate and facilities services, including things like:
- Health and safety checks
- Management of your scheme and its facilities
- Tenancy management
- Monitoring contractor performance, such as cleaning and grounds maintenance
- Reporting communal repairs
We also have monthly surgeries, where our Sheltered Services Specialists come in to talk to residents about any issues they may have. You can find a full schedule for when these visits will be taking place on the noticeboards in our schemes.
Connection Floating Support
Connection Floating Support provide support for older people across the whole of Buckinghamshire County Council, including our sheltered schemes. Since forming in 1995, they have been working in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire helping people to take part in the activities they enjoy, stay connected with friends and access services to improve their lives. With a focus on promoting independent living and giving residents the support they need, Connection Floating Support offer a wide range of types of support.
Connection Floating Support are funded by Buckinghamshire County Council - meaning there is no cost to residents for the support they provide.
To find out more about Connection Floating Support, visit their website.
There are Connection Floating Support drop in session at each of our schemes, the dates and times for these are shown on the scheme notice boards.
If you live in one of our sheltered schemes, you will be able to access the Telecare service, an alarm service that covers the whole county. They provide 24 hour care, in the form of a pendant/bracelet alarm that you can press in order to contact the Centra support team, who run the Telecare service. The alarm will be connected to your landline, meaning that once you press your alarm button you will be able to talk to one of Centra's trained professionals who will be able to assist you when you feel vulnerable, at-risk or simply want reassurance.
To find out more about the Telecare service, visit Centra's website.
Improvements to our schemes
Following a review of all our sheltered schemes, many of them are now benefiting from a range of improvements, including new kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows and boilers.
Take a look at our full improvement programme here: Improvements to your homes.