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Help getting housing

There are a wide range of properties across the city, that can meet your needs from being close to friends and family, to specific features to make your home life better for you. 

For example, some flats or bungalows are for rent and some to buy outright or in shares that suit you. With these properties there are service charges to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the building, shared areas and other services. 

 These services however may not be available for-profit landlords and private developers. 

For more information 

  • Manchester Move - information on housing choices and the route to a new home. Apply with Manchester move for a home from a not-for-profit landlord. 

Types of Home 


These are usually for people over 50 and include studio apartments and one or two bed flats.  They are all self-contained and some have shared space for social activities. 

If you want to rent from a not for profit landlord, you need to apply through Manchester Move

Homes with support 

Retirement or sheltered housing 

These will have staff on call in case there is an emergency.  Staff may be on site some or all of the time but can be called if needed, 24 hours a day.  All properties are self contained.  A lot of these arrange social activities and many have shared areas for socialising.  Staff can help if there's an emergency but don't provide personal care.  You can make arrangements for personal care if needed. 

Assisted Living or Extra Care 

These homes are for people over 55.  Extra care housing allows you to maintain your independence while having access to care if and when you need it. Most have restaurants, cafes or shops that are open to everyone in the area and have shared living or activity rooms for residents.  Everyone has their own front door and plenty of space.  

Find out more about extra care housing 


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