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Older people's Housing

There are many housing options available to older people across Manchester and Manchester Move offers a choice ranging from age-restricted flats, Retirement Housing Schemes and Extra Care Schemes.

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.


To be considered 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 which 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.



Below is a list of the Extra Care housing scheme in Manchester; just click on the scheme's name for more information.

Whitebeck Court - North Manchester

The Byrons - North Manchester

Butler Court - North Manchester

Hibiscus Court - Central Manchester

Westfields - South Manchester

Village 135 - Wythenshawe

Shore Green (specialist dementia scheme) - South Manchester

To be considered for Extra Care Housing you will need to complete an Extra Care Application Form. 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:

EAC Housing Care website

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:

First Stop website

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.




The way we advertise
homes is changing.

From 21st April 2016, the landlords who are part of Manchester Move will advertise properties as soon as they become available. For more information on how this affects you, click here.