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Housing exclusively for over 55's

 There are many housing options available to people over the age of 55 across Manchester, and Manchester Move offers a choice ranging from age-
restricted flats, Retirement Housing Schemes and Extra Care Schemes.
Coming soon... A new development in Withington for the over 55's
In early 2020, Southway Housing will be introducing a community of one and two bed apartments exclusively for people over the age of 55. Flats in the
development will be available as social housing while some will also be available for shared ownership.
Situated in Withington, the Minehead development will offer modern, self-contained flats, with a fitted bathroom, fully tiled with a walk-in shower, a
modern, fitted kitchen, double-glazing and a secure door entry system. The development also benefits from onsite parking, a maintained communal
garden, a community café and a treatment room.
Beautiful, modern homes for the over 55's


For more information on the social renting options in the Minehead development, click here

For more information on the shared ownership options in the Minehead development, click here

Retirement Housing
Retirement Housing (sometimes called sheltered housing) is accommodation designed to meet the needs of older people. Retirement
Housing offers privacy, independence and security, with the reassurance that help is available if needed, either through a scheme
manager (warden) or an emergency alarm service. Retirement Housing also offers tenants the chance to socialise with people of a similar
age group.
White Moss Gardens, Charlestown


To be considered for Retirement Housing you must be aged 60 or over, however, people aged 55 or over can be considered if they are in receipt of high
rate Disability Living Allowance, or the equivalent Personal Independence Payment rate.
To apply for Retirement Housing you will need to register on Manchester Move. Click here to go to the online application form.
There are a large number of retirement schemes in Manchester and there are often vacancies. Click here for a full list.
Extra Care Housing
Extra Care housing is a form of retirement housing that provides personal care and 24 hour support to those who need it. Extra Care
schemes are intended to enable and support older people to live independently for as long as possible, but with the reassurance that care
and support services are available should they need them. Like Retirement Housing, Extra Care housing provides opportunities for
socialising that reduce the risk of social isolation.
Village 135, Wythenshawe
Below is a list of the Extra Care housing scheme in Manchester; just click on the scheme's name for more information.
To be considered for Extra Care Housing you will need to complete an Extra Care Application Form. Click here to download the form.
To be considered for Extra Care Housing at Village 135 you will need to complete an application for that scheme. Click here to download the form.
Further Information
EAC Housing Care
The Elderly Accommodation Counsel’s aim is to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. It
was founded in 1984, and became registered as a charity in 1985. It is now more commonly known as EAC.
The main website for Elderly Accommodation Counsel provides a national database of specialist housing and care services for older
people and has a wide range of information and advice materials available to download or view online. To visit the website, click on the
link below:
FirstStop Advice
FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers
about housing and care options for later life.
FirstStop’s national advice team have a number of specialisms, including:
  • Specialist accommodation for older people, including care homes and housing with care and support services
  • Accessing statutory services
  • Care and support for people with dementia
  • Welfare benefits and entitlements
  • Hospital discharge arrangements

         Care funding options for self-funders

  • State funding for care
  • Help available to stay in your own home


The service can be contacted on 0800 377 7070 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
If you are calling from abroad, or if calls to 0800 numbers are not free from your mobile phone operator, then you can call us on 0203 519
For in-depth advice on the different services available to older people, please click on the link below:
Help and Support Manchester
Help and Support Manchester offers advice and support for adults, including those who care for people, providing guidance in areas such
financial planning, keeping fit, health conditions and adult social care. Click here for more information.
Age Friendly Manchester
Age-Friendly Manchester is a partnership involving organisations, groups and individuals across the city playing their part in making
Manchester a great place to grow older. You can find out more here.