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[mass noun] Accommodation for elderly or disabled people consisting of private independent units with some shared facilities and a warden.
- ‘He had kicked in a ground-floor window of a flat at sheltered housing for the elderly and made off with a TV and other valuables.’
- ‘The re-routing also robbed hundreds of elderly people in sheltered housing on Sydenham Hill of a vital bus route.’
- ‘A popular pub looks set to be demolished and replaced with sheltered housing for the elderly after councillors gave the go-ahead to developers.’
- ‘Councillors pointed out that the entrance to sheltered accommodation for elderly people shares the lane.’
- ‘Bradford Council's housing division is at present negotiating with the health authority owners of the hospital for its purchase to be used as sheltered accommodation for the elderly.’
- ‘For 18 years she has worked as a warden for Humphrey Booth Housing which provides sheltered accommodation for the elderly.’
- ‘I must point out that there is no council policy to house people in sheltered accommodation below retirement age.’
- ‘There is hardly a corner of life where the older person's demand for council services is not reduced or even eliminated when taking private sheltered accommodation.’
- ‘Other residents may be diverted towards sheltered housing, nursing homes or smaller, more modern hostel accommodation.’
- ‘The warden of Edith's sheltered accommodation has had to go in to hospital for stitches.’
- ‘Humphrey Booth Housing is the oldest charity in Salford and rents sheltered accommodation to elderly tenants.’
- ‘A building that previously provided sheltered accommodation for the elderly, on the Collingwood Estate, is also being developed to create new housing units.’
- ‘Connaught Court in Fulford was opened in 1971 to provide residential care, nursing care, sheltered accommodation and care for elderly mentally frail people.’
- ‘Elderly residents relying on sheltered accommodation are living in fear because often they only have a warden for half an hour a day.’
- ‘I used to work as a warden in sheltered housing and I estimate that roughly half the residents I met are on the same gravy train.’
- ‘There will also be a medical centre set over three floors, 50 units of sheltered housing, 20,000 square feet of office space and a day nursery.’
- ‘It provides sheltered housing for elderly people.’
- ‘As Britain's largest provider of private sheltered housing, we know many pensioners rely on the post office as their source of cash.’
- ‘He said residents would be given first choice on vacancies at other sheltered accommodation, or housing supported by the council's new mobile health service.’
- ‘A plan to open a hostel for homeless young people in an area close to sheltered housing for the elderly has prompted anger among residents.’
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