The housing with care schemes in Southampton provide the security and privacy of your own home alongside a range of facilities and support on the premises, with 24-hour care provision if you require it.

You may be thinking about moving or having to leave your own home because of life changes or health problems, or simply because you are not happy where you live now. Housing with care can provide you with comfort, independence, support and care both now and in the coming years.

How is housing with care different from residential care?

  • You are living in your home – not in a home
  • You have your own front door – you decide who comes in
  • Not everyone has high care needs - in housing with care, there is a balance
  • 24 hour care services are available if you require them
  • You get help and support to maintain your independence
  • You can join in social activities – or choose not to and remain more private
  • You have security of tenure – the aim is a home for life

Frequently asked questions about housing with care

I live on my own and am coping but my health is getting worse and I think I should move. Would housing with care be suitable for me? SHOW


I already live in housing for older people. What would be different in housing with care? SHOW


My doctor/family think I should move into residential care. What are the advantages of choosing housing with care instead? SHOW


What happens if my health gets worse while I'm living there? SHOW


My parents are showing early signs of dementia. Can they move into housing with care? SHOW


Is this a home for life? SHOW


Who runs the housing with care schemes in Southampton? SHOW


Am I eligible to apply? SHOW


Can my partner come with me if they do not have care needs? SHOW