Different types of accommodation other than self-contained housing for general needs are classified as follows:-
Accommodation for the Elderly
- Category 1 - self-contained accommodation for the more active elderly, which may include an element of warden support and/or additional communal facilities;
- Category 2 - warden supported self-contained accommodation for the less active elderly, which includes the full range of communal facilities;
- Category 3 - supported extra care accommodation for the frail elderly. Includes the full range of communal facilities, plus additional special features, including wheelchair user environments and supportive management;
- Category 4 - warden supported shared accommodation for the less active elderly with full range of communal facilities.
Accommodation predominantly for single persons, which includes a degree of sharing between tenants of some facilities (e.g., kitchen, bathrooms, living room) and may include an element of support and/or additional communal facilities.
Accommodation, which may be either shared or self-contained, designed to meet the needs of particular user groups (see Part 5 of the former Housing Association Guide, Supported Housing) requiring intensive housing management and may also include additional communal facilities.
Accommodation for Wheelchair Users
Accommodation, which may be either shared or self-contained, designed for independent living by people with a physical disability and wheelchair users. Where such accommodation is incorporated within schemes containing communal facilities, these facilities should be wheelchair accessible.
Ancillary communal accommodation, the full range of which comprises:
- Common room - consisting of common room/s of adequate size to accommodate tenants and occasional visitors, chair store, kitchenette for tea-making and WC;
- Associated communal facilities - consisting of warden’s office, warden call/alarm facility, laundry room and guest room.