Supported Living Schemes
Sheltered and supported housing options help people to live independently, with easy access to facilities and social and leisure opportunities.
You can find information about sheltered housing on the Birmingham City Council website here.
High Rise Scheme
These are high rise blocks that have been designated as sheltered housing schemes. They are generally for people over the age of 55 who may have support needs.
Category I Scheme
These are generally purpose-built schemes with properties built around a communal lounge. These schemes are allocated to people over the age of 55 who may or may not have support needs.
Category II Scheme
These are purpose-built schemes where the properties are linked by a corridor to a communal lounge. Facilities include: laundry provision, communal activities and, in some cases, hairdressing and library facilities.
Retirement Villages and Communities in the West Midlands
For more information on retirement villages and communities in the West Midlands, there is a directory of all providers for retirement housing here.