Options for staying in your home
You could have a mobile alarm, which enables you call help 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Progress Lifeline - Progress Lifeline is a service that offers remote monitoring in your own home and emergency personal assistance, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. It can make your life easier, safer and more comfortable by helping you to stay in your own home for longer. The service also provides reassurance and peace of mind to families, friends and carers. Contact Progress Lifeline on 01772 678910 for further details.
Progress Housing Group - you can use their Progress Lifeline scheme which is an emergency pendant scheme to call for help when needed. It costs from as little as £3.60 per week. Contact them on 01772 450600 for further details. Both systems require you to nominate key holders in the locality, such as friends, neighbours, or relatives, who can let the emergency services into your home, should this be needed. To find out more click on the link to the right hand side of the page
Telecare offers a range of wireless sensors around the home that are designed to help older and vulnerable people live safely, securely and independently in their own homes. The sensors activate an alarm via your telephone line when you have a problem in the home or there is a threat to your safety. The Control Centre monitors your alarm 24 hours a day. When the alarm is triggered, an operator will talk to you over a speaker unit until help arrives.
There are two ways to get Telecare - either via a social care assessment telephone Lytham 01253 738111. OR you can pay direct for the service from the Telecare provider New Progress Housing Association who can be contacted on 01772 450600. OR for more information visit the web site by clicking on the link on the right hand side of the page.
If sheltered accommodation is still what you need, then please note that Fylde Borough Council no longer provides housing. There are a number of housing associations that provide sheltered accommodation.
Housing Waiting List - MyHomeChoice
Three councils and six housing organisations have joined together to create a simpler application system. Previously separate applications had to be made to each organisation. But now those seeking a new home in the area will have to fill in just one application form to register their interest.
Fylde Borough Council, Wyre Council, Blackpool Council, New Fylde Housing, Blackpool Coastal Housing, Regenda Group, Great Places Housing Group, Places for People and the Muir Group have created the new MyHomeChoiceFyldeCoast scheme which launched on 8th May 2012.
It replaces all the organisations’ existing housing application systems in the Fylde Coast area.
Available properties will be advertised each week through the new scheme. Property details will be available both on-line and through each organisation’s local offices.
Applicants interested in a particular property can express an interest, known as a ‘bid’, on-line, by telephone, e mail or by calling into one of the organisations’ housing offices.
For more information visit the MyHomeChoice website
New Fylde Housing are the largest provider of sheltered accommodation in the Borough. To find out more information and to view some of the schemes available please follow the weblink to the right of this page.
There are a small number of Housing Associations who have sheltered stock in the Fylde area who are not yet part of the MyHomeChoice scheme. You will need to contact each organisation separately to request a copy of their application form.
Greater Manchester Jewish Housing Association
85 Middleton Road
Tel: 0161 740 0001
Sheltered accommodation in St Annes for people aged over 55 years. There are 22 x 1 bed flats. Applications are accepted from people of all faiths. Unfortunately residents are unable to take pets into the accommodation.
Your Housing (formally Lytham St Annes War Memorial Housing Association)
PO Box 593
Sheltered accommodation at Clifton Gardens Lytham. There are 108 homes comprising of 1&2 bed flats on the ground floor and 1st floor 2 bedroom bungalows and 2/3 bedroom houses. Applications are only open to people who have lived or currently live within FY8 postcode area and or have a connection with the armed services. Pets may be a possibility.
Sheltered, supportive housing
Abbeyfield Society Ltd
There are two properties at 1 Park Ave and 32 Cecil St Lytham
Residents have their own room, en-suite facilities and kitchenette with alarm pull-cords in the rooms. Lunch and evening meals are provided in a communal dining room. For further enquiries please ring the applications secretary on 01235 736310 or 07933 777189.
Purchasing private sheltered accommodation
If you are in a position to purchase your own home, you may wish to consider buying a private flat with a warden on site. There are generally flats, sold on a long leasehold. You will also need to pay ongoing service charges for which you may be eligible for assistance from Local Housing Allowance and Supporting People funding depending on your financial circumstances. Retirement Homesearch is a specialist estate agent who deals with these type of properties, their telephone number is 0845 880 5560. The website link is to the right of this page.