Our Sheltered Homes

For people in retirement.

Independent living for print people in retirement.

Located in Basildon and Bletchley, our two sheltered homes offer self-contained, one-bedroom apartments to people who have retired from the sector, or have a close family connection, and are looking to live independently in a safe and friendly environment.

Each apartment has its own living room, kitchen, and shower room. There’s an out of hours community alarm service, communal gardens, and off-street parking available.

Our two Scheme Managers and their teams are on hand each weekday to check in with residents, be a point of contact for any issues, and organise activities and events for those who wish to take part.

If you, or someone you know may be interested in living in one of our homes, email us at support@theprintingcharity.org.uk to find out more. Our welfare team will help answer any questions and talk you through the application process.

Beaverbrook House


Southwood Court


Assessment Criteria

We encourage people to apply even if they don’t feel ready to move into sheltered accommodation yet.  We ask applicants to let us know if their situation changes and we also contact them twice a year for an update.  When an apartment becomes vacant, we review the list so that the apartment is offered to whoever has the highest priority need at the time.

As part of the application process we carry out a financial assessment which includes income, assets, such as property and savings, and debt.  Our priority is usually for those with limited financial means however, we will consider other reasons for applying such  as loneliness or isolation.  If we are unable to approve an application we will signpost towards other types of support.

Residents must be able to live independently when they first move in, but we realise that health can change.  Residents can stay living in one of our homes with the support of a care package as long as their needs can be met.  However, we are not a care home and once it becomes apparent that a higher level of care is needed we will work with residents, their families and adult social care to identify more suitable accommodation.

“We moved in after struggling to cope at our former family home. We absolutely love it as we are still doing what we like to do and enjoy the independent living, especially knowing there is a helping hand close by.” – Residents

To find out more, please call 01293 542820 and ask
to speak to one of the Welfare & Wellbeing team.

Independent advice about your housing options in retirement is also available from the Elderly Accommodation Counsel and its associate, Housing Care.