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Alexander Court, north Belfast

What is sheltered housing?

Sheltered housing enables older people to live independently and privately in their own dwelling within a safe, friendly and supportive environment. There are many different types of sheltered housing schemes. Most will have a scheme Scheme Co-ordinator, who lives onsite or offsite.

All of Alpha's sheltered homes are linked to a 24 hour emergency call centre Radius Connect 24 and tenants can have a pendant alarm if required. Our aim is to ensure tenants feel safe, enjoy their privacy and independence, and have the opportunity to participate in social activities if they wish.

Sheltered accommodation is self-contained, but there are often communal areas, such as the common room, laundry room and garden. The majority of Alpha's sheltered schemes also run social events for tenants.

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Coffee mornings are always popular

Why Choose Alpha?

People want a lot from a home. Space, comfort, security – a place where they can build a happy life. They want privacy, but also the chance to be part of a community. And they would like these things on their own terms. Sheltered housing should be no different.

Alpha Housing ’s unique approach is all about quality. We seek to build and maintain communities where anyone would be proud to live – places where people live independently in comfort and safety.

Alpha’s sheltered housing communities are designed to meet the needs of the wide variety of people who live in them. Tenants can enjoy the privacy of their own homes, and they can be part of a vibrant community with regular group activities. The balance is up to them.

We genuinely care about the people we serve. Alpha staff get to know our tenants and understand their individual needs. For many people, a little help goes a long way. For some, greater support is required. Alpha Scheme Co-ordinators go the extra mile in serving our residents.

People’s housing aspirations have changed. People want better – and Alpha is working to deliver just that.