Housing for older people

If you're over 55, our flats or bungalows might be perfect for you.

Woman in her late 70s standing outside her bungalow smiling.

Living in our homes for older people

We provide homes and services for older people who need some extra help to live independently.

From care in your own home to retirement homes and apartments, we have a range of assisted living services fit for you or your family. Find out more on our care services pages.

Retirement living

Our homes for older people are perfect if you’re looking for a retirement home with the reassurance of on-site support if you need it.

Why choose our homes?

  • independent living, with support when you need it
  • fully-furnished communal lounges, laundry rooms and gardens
  • some of our sheltered homes have a team who sees to the day-to-day running of the building.

Applying for a home for older people

If you’re over 55 and wish to apply for one of our Homes for Older People (some schemes have a lower age limit of 50 and above) you can apply by completing an application form[pdf] and emailing it back to us at housingapplication@guinness.org.uk.

If you complete your form online, you’ll need to enter codes for the areas you wish to live. The codes should be used in the following way: For example, if you chose Wakefield (816), you’d be considered for any area that sits underneath that code and starts with 816. If you only want Hemsworth, you’d use code 8162 and would only be considered for that particular area. Some codes may not have areas underneath, e.g Bromley (730) – this is normally because we only have small stock in that area.

Alternatively you can give our applications team a call on 0303 123 1890 (option 5) and we can complete your application over the phone. Our friendly team are around 9am–12pm, Monday to Friday.

Read more about our homes in Quayside, Totnes.

Want to know more?

Call us on 0303 123 1890 (option 5) to find out more. Our friendly team are around 9am–12pm, Monday to Friday.