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Traditionally, retirement housing has been seen as no more than blocks of flats or groups of houses with a warden providing support to residents regardless of what the individual wants or needs.
At Aragon Housing Association, we aim to do more than this. We believe that a ‘one size fits all’ approach to providing services is unpopular and outdated.
Our vision is to provide choice to our residents through a needs-led service that delivers support, tailored to the individual. We aim to work flexibly to meet the changing circumstances of our residents.
Our retirement housing department is divided into teams, each covering an area within Central Bedfordshire and managed by a team leader. Residents receive support from a dedicated staff member within the allocated team, with cover provided for absence where necessary.
Retirement services are provided across different types of accommodation such as:
A 24 hour alarm service is available for all of these properties.
You can apply for retirement housing if you are aged 60 or over.
If you are a couple, only one of you needs to be aged 60 or over in order to apply. We will also accept applications from people under 60 with a disability, and for bungalow accommodation if you are aged 50 or over.
We will accept applications for retirement housing regardless of whether you rent or own your current home. Your financial circumstances will be taken into account along with your reasons for wanting to move.
Once we have received your application for retirement housing, we will contact you to arrange a home visit if you live in the Central Bedfordshire area to assess your needs. This is to ensure we take account of any circumstances relating to your housing needs, for example if you find stairs difficult to manage, you may prefer a ground floor property, or an upstairs property where there is a lift.