The Northern Ireland Housing Executive can tell you about its services and about care homes and supported or sheltered housing in your area.
Sheltered housing properties have generally been built for older people and/or disabled people. The accommodation is usually self-contained flats or bungalows. They often have an alarm call system and a warden who visits regularly, or lives on the premises.
Housing association accommodation
Housing associations offer 'not for profit' social housing and normally have a variety of housing. Some of it is specially designed for people with physical disabilities. Housing associations may also be able to adapt their properties to meet their tenants' needs, including the need for sheltered housing.
Housing Executive homes
The Housing Executive has a stock of adapted properties to meet specific needs. Whenever possible they try to let these properties to people who need them after assessment from an occupational therapist.
They may also be able to adapt council properties to meet the needs of tenants and their families. For more information about adaptations visit the Housing Executive website.
If your current property no longer suits your needs, you may decide to move to a more suitable home. If you privately rent or you live in a Housing Executive home, you may be offered a transfer or re-housing.
You may be able to stay in your current home by making some adaptations or installing equipment.