Sheltered and supported housing specifically for older people

Sheltered and Supported Housing

There are a number of sheltered housing schemes in Burnley. These are ideal for older people who wish to live independently, in comfort and security with the opportunity to socialise and get involved with leisure activities when they choose.

The accommodation is self-contained with one or two bedrooms and a lounge, or a bed-sitting room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Most properties have access to a community support visitor or scheme manager (though not necessarily living at the scheme) to provide support to residents where required. For added peace of mind, there is a 24 hour alarm service that enables residents to summon help in an emergency. This is monitored by the landlord’s contact centre.

Who provides the accommodation?

Sheltered accommodation in Burnley is managed by a number of registered providers.

B-with-us advertise the majority of sheltered scheme vacancies in Burnley. This choice based lettings scheme is offered by more than 20 reputable housing providers who have teamed up to provide the biggest selection of rented homes across Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn and Blackburn with Darwen. It is designed to give better access to housing by advertising details of available homes. This gives you choice to decide which homes you wish to be considered for based on your housing need.

Calico Homes

is the main provider of sheltered accommodation in the Burnley area. These properties are located  and any which become vacant are advertised through the B-with-us scheme.

Accent Northwest

Sheltered housing helps you keep your independence and is designed to provide you with comfort, security and quality of life. You usually have to be over 60 years old to apply.

 Accent have two sheltered housing schemes in Burnley:

  • The Orchard in Burnley
  • Wood Top in Burnley

Accent’s sheltered homes in Burnley are let through the B-with-us CBL scheme – if you need help applying, contact Accent by emailing

Housing 21

Barnes Court

Grindleton Grove, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 4PJ

Barnes Court in Burnley is situated adjacent to Townley park and surrounding parkland and has excellent transport links, by bus and train to the surrounding areas, including Bradford, Preston and Manchester. The town centre is only 15 minutes walking distance offering amenities such as shops, doctors and dentists, and there are regular visits to the court from the local mobile greengrocer and library. The scheme offers a mix of sheltered accommodation for people over 55 and general needs housing for families. The court has a pleasant communal lounge, games room, laundry room and guest room.

Contact:  Housing 21
0345 606 6363
Court:  0370 192 4768 (general enquiries)

Fairweather Court

Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8QB

Fairweather Court, situated on the edge of Ribble Valley in Burnley, consists of 20 one bedroom flats and 16 single flats; all arranged around a courtyard and well maintained communal gardens. The Court is approximately 30 yards from a bus stop and within walking distance of all local amenities including banks, GP surgery, dentists, shops and a leisure centre. Public transport is available to all local East Lancashire towns and the closest railway station is approximately one mile away at Rosegrove.

Contact:  Housing 21
0345 606 6363
Court:  0370 192 4765 (general enquiries)

Extra care housing

A list of assisted living homes and extra care housing provision can be found at Housing Care.