Types of accommodation

Information about the types of accommodation available to help you live as independently as possible, including accommodation with care, supported housing and respite care and short breaks.

Accommodation for adults with learning disabilities

Our guide Finding a place to live (pdf 1.62MB) contains advice and information to help people with learning disabilities find housing in Aberdeenshire.

Adult placement or shared lives accommodation

Adult placement or shared lives accommodation can be full-time residential placement in a carer's home.

Care homes

Care homes provide round the clock care and support from trained staff in homely surroundings. They are registered and inspected by the Care Inspectorate.

Respite care and short breaks

Respite and short breaks accommodation can be a self-contained flat or room in a purpose built very sheltered housing complex, a care home or a respite unit. There is 24-hour, on-site support available.

Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing provides self-contained accommodation for older or disabled people or people with an identified support need. Sheltered housing provides support in a professional and confidential way. It offers low level housing support, allowing tenants to live as independently as possible.

Supported housing

Supported housing combines housing with care and support to help with everyday tasks. Supported accommodation can be a shared house or self-contained flat.

Grampian CareData has details of supported accommodation.

Very sheltered housing

Very sheltered housing provides self-contained accommodation with support and home care from on-site care staff. Meals are provided and there are communal areas for residents. Very sheltered housing allows older people or people with disabilities to keep their independence and privacy while making sure care and support is provided. 

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