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Luton Borough Council

Sheltered housing


Sheltered housing and its purpose

The aim of our sheltered housing schemes is to:

  • promote independent living
  • provide a safe, secure environment
  • provde an environment which promotes inclusion for all

It's also an environment which provides the offer of guidance and support via one of our sheltered housing officers where necessary.

The most important thing to understand is that sheltered housing is not a care home – it's all about having your own property, and having the power to be as independent as possible.

What do we offer?

We offer 22 sheltered housing schemes across the borough, which includes two extra care schemes that offer a variety of easy to manage properties for older people.

Our common features include:

  • your own home
  • access to a sheltered housing officer for advice and tenancy related support
  • 24 hour emergency alarm and response service connected to every property and communal areas
  • secure door entry system connected to every internal property
  • shared communal areas including:
    • common rooms
    • activity rooms
    • kitchens
    • laundry
    • garden areas

Features and activities within our sheltered housing schemes can and do vary slightly from scheme to scheme.

What is extra care sheltered housing?

We have two extra care sheltered schemes, Colwell Court and Abigail Court.

These schemes are typically provided for people with more complex support needs and have the added support of carers operating onsite 24 hours a day, although these carers will not serve all tenants.

The facilities onsite at our extra care schemes remain the same as all other sheltered housing schemes.

The process of application for an extra care sheltered housing property is slightly different from an application for a general sheltered housing property.

Sheltered housing schemes and locations

We provide 22 sheltered housing schemes across the borough located in two areas, north and south.


  • Acworth Court, Acworth Crescent, LU4 9JD
  • Harry Scott Court, Toddington Road, LU4 9TZ
  • Lewsey Park Court, Ravenhill Way, LU4 0EZ
  • Pastures Court, Pastures Way, LU4 0PT
  • Centenary Court, Wedgewood Road, LU4 0RJ
  • Memorial Court, Marsh Road, LU3 2QU
  • Quantock Court, Quantock Close, LU3 4ES
  • Wheatfield Court, Wheatfield Road, LU4 0SY
  • Hickman Court, Copenhagen Close, LU3 3TW


  • Colwell Court (extra care), Colwell Rise, LU2 9UG
  • Abigail Court (extra care), Abigail Close, LU3 1ND
  • Brays Court, Brays Road, LU2 9DG
  • Mary Brash Court, Lullington Close, LU2 8QQ
  • Des Fuller House, Chequer Street, LU1 3DW
  • Mixes Hill Court, Mixes Hill Road, LU2 7TX
  • Milner Court, Wenlock Street, LU2 0NL
  • Essex Court, Essex Close, LU1 3EL
  • Warwick Court, Warwick Road, LU4 8BL
  • Spandow Court, Elizabeth Street, LU1 5AZ
  • Felmersham Court, Felmersham Road, LU1 5SW
  • Bethune Court, Santingford North, LU1 5LX
  • Bert Collins Court, Wolston Close, LU1 5SS

Contact us

Tenant enquiry form

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General enquiries about sheltered housing

If you have any general enquiries about sheltered housing in Luton, please use the contact details provided below

Email: [email protected]
Area North: 01582 571298
Area South: 01582 734653
Appello Lifeline 24 hour and out of hours phone number: 3.30pm to 9am, 0333 321 6451

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