York Housing Association

York Sheltered Schemes

Auden House

Auden House consists of 41 apartments and communal facilities for people over 55 who need care or support in order to live independently.  There are some communal facilities that are just available to people living at Auden House, such as a resident's lounge and a laundry. Other facilities, such as the internet café and hairdressers are open to the public as well as residents.

Margaret Philipson Court

The scheme is in York city centre in a quiet street with a view of the City Walls.  There are 32 flats in all with 20 provided as sheltered accommodation for people aged 55 or over.  There is a modern communal lounge  and kitchen as well as a laundry room.  All the sheltered flats have a ‘warden call' system which gives 24 hour cover 7 days a week and can be accessed via pull-cords and/or pendants which some tenants wear.  There is a  Support Worker based at Auden House who can help you with things like setting up a tenancy, benefits claims, accessing other services, emotional support, and any other issues that may arise.  The overall aim is to support our tenants to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

Lichfield Court

This scheme is situated near York racecourse on a quiet cul-de-sac and is made up of 12 self-contained flats.  There are shops and a doctor's surgery nearby as well as a bus service to the city centre.  


This scheme is situated just within the Walmgate Bar entrance to the walled city and has an attractive setting with trees and flower beds. There are 37 flats for single people and couples with one or two bedrooms. This attractive scheme won an award for its design when it was built in the 1980s. There is a community centre with lounge and a well equipped kitchen with laundry facilities for tenants. The conservatory is a popular meeting place for anyone wanting a chat. The Support Worker will visit regularly to support tenants with every day life such as maximising incomes, accessing health and care services, feeling safe and secure and being part of the community.

What our customers have to say

Our tenants tell us they like the security of having a Support Worker to help them maintain independence. The flats are comfortable and the alarm system gives that extra peace of mind. The community centres provide some organised activities such as coffee mornings some run by York Housing Association but most run by the tenants themselves.

Eligibility for York sheltered schemes

Anyone over the age of 55 with support needs such as health issues and needing to feel safe and secure. Some schemes are linked to an emergency call centre to raise an alarm should the need arise.

How to apply

Auden House applications are co-ordinated by City of York Council Housing Options Team.  The other schemes are allocated through North Yorkshire Choice Based Lettings.

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