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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.

New Extra Care Housing schemes opening in 2021

Gorton Mill House - Opening Spring 2021

This scheme offers brand new, purpose-built apartments for rent exclusively to those aged 55 and over.

Gorton Mill House is part of Southway Housing’s ‘With Care’ offer, meaning there is a dedicated care team based within the building, 24 hours a day, if they are ever needed.

Each apartment has been carefully designed and includes, a modern, walk-in shower, fully fitted kitchen, fitted window blinds, kitchen and
bathroom flooring, a secure door entry system, a community alarm and cabling for Virgin and Sky Q.
The scheme has excellent on-site facilities including a bistro, beautiful communal garden, garden lounge, activity room, bathing suite and hair &
nail salon.
Click here for more information, including how to apply for the scheme.

Elmswood Park - Now Open!


Elmswood Park is a beautifully designed extra care scheme in the heart of Whalley Range in central Manchester. Exclusively for the over 55's, who have a connection to Manchester, the scheme offers modern one and two-bedroom apartments for rent, all of which have been carefully designed to offer the best independent living experience.


All of the one and two-bedroom apartments are light, stylish and spacious, with generous open plan living space and plenty of storage all on one level. Everything is designed to make life as easy as possible, including level access showers, easy to use fitted kitchens and accessible power points.

If you have any queries about the scheme, please contact Lauren on the helpdesk on 0161 232 5661

Or click here for more information, including a virtual tour of the scheme.


Brunswick Village - Opening soon

The all-new, 60-apartment, Extra Care Housing development for people aged 55+ in Brunswick is due for completion early 2021.  

Residents at the new development will have their own apartments aimed at single people and couples aged 55+ and whilst there will be a dedicated care team based on-site 24-hours a day, not everyone has to have care needs; the idea is that it’s a home for life with no need to move to more suitable accommodation if care needs ever change. 



Onsite facilities will include a communal area, bistro, salon, community centre and rooftop gardens.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to register an interest in renting an apartment please click here for more information.



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 6002.
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.