Low cost housing for older people

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Private rented providers of Social Housing, also known as Housing Associations

South Lakes Housing
Contact South Lakes Housing for information about renting social housing and sheltered accommodation for people over 64 years old. You will need to join the housing register through Cumbria Choice.

Impact provides social housing for rent, they manage some properties for people over 55 years old. Applications will be through Cumbria Choice. 

Home Group Housing Ltd
Home Group manage some social housing properties for people over 55 years old. Contact them directly for information or apply via Cumbria Choice.

Castles and Coast Housing Association
Castles and Coast has some flats which are allocated for people over 55 years of age and some bungalows with walk in showers for people with mobility concerns. Applications are via Cumbria Choice, but you can call Castles and Coast and ask for the Kendal office for help with your application.

Kendal Almshouses
Kendal Almshouses are independent living properties let to persons over 55 years of age. Advertising vacancies in South Lakeland. 

The Almshouse Association
 Advertising vacancies in the North West.

Advice and support

Contact our Housing Options team if you are at risk of losing your home, have to move quickly in an emergency or considering applying for homes to rent.

Age UK South Lakeland provide free advice either over the phone or face to face at the Kendal or Ulverston Resource Centre.