Independent Community Living

Independent Community Living

Independent Community Living means having your own apartment or bungalow in a block, or on a small scheme, where most of the residents are 60 years or older who need support. All schemes provide independent, self-contained homes with their own front doors.

You can view a video made my Norfolk County Council about three different housing options to consider as you get older, but want to keep your independence below:

Our Independent Community Living schemes range in size and include one and two bedroom apartments and bungalows, with separate lounge, kitchen and bathroom/wet room. Properties are designed to be pleasant, close to amenities such as shops and make life a little easier.

Commonly found at our Independent Community Living Schemes:-

  • Wellbeing Co-ordinator on site each day Monday to Friday
  • Emergency Alarm System, which is operated 24/7
  • Communication system between tenants and wellbeing co-ordinators
  • Pendant Alarm System available
  • Communal Laundry facilities
  • Communal Gardens
  • Communal Lounges and kitchen
  • Most bathrooms/wetrooms are fitted with shower, shower seat, handrails, special non slip flooring
  • Raised plug sockets
  • Fully Equipped kitchen with non-slip flooring
  • Guest room available on some schemes

Benefits of living at a Saffron Housing Independent Community Living Scheme;

  • To be able to live in a property where the size and accessibility suits your needs
  • To be able to live in a community alongside other people of similar age
  • To have outside space you can enjoy but no need to maintain – unless you want to!
  • *To socialise close by and make friends
  • Assistive technology in our schemes to give you piece of mind and to keep you safe
  • *Opportunity to partake in structured activities
  • Taking comfort from knowing someone is ‘there’
  • To be able to live closer to services such as shops, library and bus routes
  • To help maintain your independence
  • *To have visitors come and stay in guest rooms
  • To move nearer to family

*subject to Covid-19 government guidelines

Schemes are covered by Wellbeing Co-ordinators (non-resident) who manage the development and help arrange any services residents need. Wellbeing Co-ordinators are on scheme at set regular times Monday – Friday. They are there to assist you with all aspects of your wellbeing and your home, from queries regarding rent, and repairs to emotional support.

All tenants also have access to our Tenant Wellbeing Service, more detail on this service can be found here.

Saffron Housing Trust has Independent Community Living schemes throughout South Norfolk. To apply go to Home Options.

You can see a full list of our Independent Community Living schemes below, as well as a map of where they are located. You can click on the list to get more details on each individual scheme.

For further information please email or call 01508 532000

Click the links below to view the individual scheme for property spec and further details.

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Churchill Place, Brooke: 52.546861, 1.377920
Davy Place, Loddon: 52.530810, 1.482592
Depwade Court, Long Stratton: 52.485946, 1.229223
Marion Roberts Court, Hethersett: 52.598640, 1.167841
Mendham Close, Harleston: 52.400666, 1.299917
Ogden Close, Wymondham: 52.571812, 1.113993
Scudamore Place, Ditchingham: 52.469797, 1.445647
Thomas Manning Road, Diss: 52.371972, 1.118333


Full List of Independent Community Living Schemes







Long Stratton



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