Public Sector Older Persons (Sheltered) Housing

About sheltered housing (older persons)

Older Persons Housing

Older persons (sheltered) housing, on the Isle of Man, is a specialist housing provision targeted at older people who wish to live in a community of people of a similar age with the benefit of access to a "good neighbour" Warden or Scheme Manager who will look after the complex and check on a regular basis (usually daily) that all is well. Each tenant holds a tenancy to their own self-contained accommodation within the Older Persons complex, and is personally responsible for meeting those tenancy requirements. Older Person's Housing is not a substitute for Residential Care or Nursing Home facilities.

Common criteria for waiting list

As with general public sector housing, a common approach is used for acceptance to older persons housing waiting list. See Common Criteria for Waiting List for details.

The Department does not hold any older persons (sheltered) housing stock on the Island. Therefore, in order to apply for acceptance on to an older persons (sheltered) housing waiting list, or for any further advice in relation to sheltered housing, you should contact the relevant sheltered housing authority. This depends on the location of the sheltered property/complex you have in mind.

How to apply

In order to apply for acceptance on an older person's sheltered housing list, or for any further advice in relation to sheltered housing, you should contact the relevant Housing Authority. Please refer to the list of Authorities below, for contact details of each one.

Contact details for older persons (sheltered) housing authorities

The following authorities administer sheltered housing stock on the Island.

Garff Parish District Commissioners - Housing

Julie Mattin

Clerk to Cooil Roi Elderly Persons Complex

Cooil Roi House


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 862307 or +44 7624 472712

Southern Sheltered Housing Board

Ms H Fargher (Clerk)

Port St. Mary Commissioners

Town Hall


Port St Mary

Isle of Man


Telephone:+ 44 1624 832101

Email:Send Email

Peel and Western District Housing Committee

Ms L Bampton


Mylchreest Court

Douglas Road



Telephone:+ 44 07624 470532

Email:Send Email

Ramsey and Northern Districts Committee

Mark Close / Jane Foster

Ramsey and Northern Districts Housing Committee

Town Hall



Telephone:+ 44 1624 810100

Springfield Court Elderly Persons Committee

The Clerk

Springfield Court Elderly Persons Committee

Onchan District Commissioners

Hawthorn Villa

Main Road



Telephone:+44 1624 675564

The Royal British Legion Housing Association (IOM) Ltd

Mr R Parnell

Secretary to the Royal British Legion Housing Association (IOM) Ltd

Crossag Road



Telephone:+44 1624 824454

Housing and Property Committee (Ballanard Court, Hazel Court and Waverley Court)

Marie Birtles - Assistant Housing Manager (Services)

Housing Office

Douglas City Council

City Hall PO Box 2 Douglas Isle of Man

IM99 1AD

Telephone:+44 1624 696435