Older people's services

Wealden and Eastbourne Lifeline - Welbeing

Welbeing (Wealden and Eastbourne Lifeline) provide alarms (usually on a pendant worn around the neck) for older people who may need help in an emergency for example, if you fall and need help to get up.

Extra care housing

Extra Care housing schemes are designed for older people, and include a range of benefits to help residents continue to live independently with other services on hand if they need or want them. The properties are purpose-built and particularly suitable for individuals with mobility problems, such as wheelchair users and those who want assistance with the practicalities of day-to-day living.

Extra Care housing provides easy access accommodation with, for example, kitchens and bathrooms adapted to meet individual needs. Some developments have on site care staff who can offer assistance for those who prefer a little extra help. Different levels of support are available throughout the various schemes.

Many Extra Care schemes are owned by housing associations who offer them at affordable rent levels as well as a mix of rented homes and part rent/part buy homes. There are many Extra Care schemes that have homes to buy on the open market and a growing number of schemes which offer properties at any of these three tenures.

Floating support

STEPS offers short term housing support for older people, aged 65 and over, to support you to continue to live independently. STEPS can visit you at home and help you work out what support you personally need to maintain an independent lifestyle. 

Housing care

Housing Care – This site details various types of older peoples housing accommodation services throughout the UK with descriptions and contact details. 

Homes First retirement housing

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough councils have a selection of retirement housing that is specially designed for older people aged 60 or over.

If you wish to live in a flat in a court or bungalow you will need to take our housing self assessment, which will inform you whether you are eligible to register with our Homemove scheme.