Over 55? We have a home for you

From self-contained flats, to sheltered schemes with communal facilities, bungalows and Extra Care schemes with help at hand 24/7, we have a range of accommodation to suit all needs.

Our specialist team is dedicated to our older customers and is here to help you every step of the way – they know pretty much everything there is to know about supported housing for older people and are happy to share.

The team can help find the right accommodation for you, guide you through the moving process, then once you're settled make sure you have the right access to any support you need to feel safe and happy in your home.

Accommodation options

Older people’s bungalows and flats

Karbon has a number of bungalows and flats designed specifically for residents aged over 55 or 60.

Our properties can be adapted to suit specific needs and residents have access to a range of support services, for example, an alarm to call help in an emergency.

Visit our homes to rent page to see what older person's properties we have available now.

Sheltered housing

We have several sheltered housing schemes across Northumberland, Newcastle, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Residents live in self-contained flats with access to communal areas and Karbon staff onsite.

Sheltered housing means residents can retain their independence while reaping the benefits of living in a close community with help at hand if it’s needed.

Extra Care

Karbon Homes has three Extra Care housing schemes in Prudhoe, Chester-le-Street and Alnwick.

Extra Care is designed to meet the needs of older people who may require a higher level of care and support but still wish to retain some independence, living in their own home in a secure community.

The concept of Extra Care is to provide self-contained apartments with design features and support services to enable self-care and independent living. It provides an opportunity to meet housing, health and social care needs in one place. Staff are on hand to offer support, and care is available 24/7 for those who need it. There is a community restaurant, open every day, and a wide range of facilities and activities on offer.

Visit our Extra Care page to learn more about our schemes.

Older people’s shared ownership

We have various lower-cost home ownership options open to buyers aged over 55, most of which involve buying a share of a leasehold property.

Visit our homes to buy page to see the older person's properties we have available now.

If you would like further information or advice regarding any of the housing options above then please contact us.

Services on offer


We provide a variety of volunteering opportunities for older people. One of those is Silvertalk – our telephone befriending service for older residents across Northumberland and County Durham. We’re always looking for new call handlers, so please get in touch if you’re interested!

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