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50+ Housing are homes where preference is given to people who are 50 or over. Households with children under 18 will not be considered for these properties. However, not all members of the household have to be over 50. This means that people over 50 with adult children still at home or those with younger partners, can still be considered.
50+ Housing is mainly one or two bedroom flats. However, there are some bungalows too. Each site is different, but many benefit from parking, communal gardens, a laundry and security such as door entry systems and fencing. Some sites also have community rooms. Accommodation is self contained, each having their own front door, kitchen, bathroom, living room, double bedroom or in some cases two bedrooms and central heating.
These homes have been selected for people over 50, as they are suitable for older peoples needs. This may mean they are close to shops and amenities, or have lift access to all floors. If there is no lift the building will usually only have two floors.
If you are interested in this type of accommodation you will need to complete a Home Choice Bristol online application form. If you would like a paper form please contact Rehousing Services on 0117 922 2400 or visit any Citizen Service Point.
You can only bid (be considered) for 50+ Housing by completing this form and having your application assessed.
The HomeChoice Bristol website shows what properties are available. To indicate that the property is 50+ Housing there will be a 50+ icon (symbol) next to it.
Please see our list of 50+ schemes (pdf, 103 KB)(opens new window), which sets out where our 92 schemes are located. For information about each of the schemes please see:
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Avonmouth, Henbury, Lawrence Weston, Sea Mills and Shirehampton (pdf, 25 KB)(opens new window).
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Horfield, Lockleaze, Southmead and Stoke Bishop (pdf, 48 KB)(opens new window).
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Fishponds, Frenchay, Greenbank, Oldbury Court and Stapleton (pdf, 65 KB)(opens new window).
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Easton, Lawfords Gate, Montpelier, Newtown, St Agnes, St Paul's and St Werburghs (pdf, 63 KB)(opens new window).
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Barton Hill, Redfield, Speedwell and St George (pdf, 20 KB)(opens new window).
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Brislington, Hengrove, Knowle, Stockwood and Whitchurch (pdf, 31 KB)(opens new window).
- Information sheet 50+ housing: Ashton, Baltic Wharf, Bedminster, Redcliffe and Southville (pdf, 67 KB)(opens new window).
50+ Housing may be particularly suitable if:
- You would prefer to have neighbours who are a similar age to yourself.
- You want to move to smaller accommodation which is easier to look after.
50+ Housing is different to supported housing for older people schemes (sheltered housing). Supported housing is especially designed for older people. Whilst allowing people to remain independent, access is available to emergency support 24 hours a day.
Regardless of age or health there may be times when you might want to summon help. For example, if you are feeling unwell. In this case you may benefit from Bristol Careline.
The service consists of a fixed button unit and a pendent that you can carry around with you. You can use this to summon help 24 hours a day. The service is chargeable.
If you have a mobility scooter you must make your own arrangements to store and charge it. You must not store them in communal areas including landings, lifts, foyers, stairwells, walkways and community rooms.
This is because they can present a risk to other tenants in the event of a fire. To discuss alternative storage arrangements please contact the Estate Management Service on 0117 922 2200 (Option four).
Rehousing Service PO Box 3176 Bristol, BS3 9FS Opening Hours
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work: 0117 922 2400
- Text phone: 0117 357 4444
- Fax: 0117 353 3050