Independent living

We believe our independent living schemes put wellbeing, community and security at their heart. We create safe, happy environments where residents can interact freely with others, or stay in the privacy of their home, knowing their needs will be met now and in the future.

Click on the links below for brochures, details about our schemes in Cumbria and the North East, our available homes, and to hear more about what it's like living in our schemes.

What are our independent living schemes like?

Click on the links below to read more about life in our schemes in Cumbria or the North East, and to view available apartments. 

Looking for your new home?

If you are over 55 and looking for a new home that will meet your needs both now and in the future, then Castles & Coasts’ Independent Living schemes may be the perfect option for you.

Offering a range of apartments for people over 55, in various locations across the North of England, Independent Living properties are about just that – providing you with a safe, secure environment where you can lead an independent life.

Each Independent Living building is unique, but at the heart of all of our schemes is a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our residents.

You’ll live in your own self-contained one- or two-bedroomed apartment with its own lounge, fitted kitchen and bath/shower room. A space you can truly make your own.

You also have the comfort of knowing there is a friendly community and accessible facilities on your doorstep. Social activities vary from scheme to scheme and can be anything from crafts to coffee mornings or gardening to seated exercise classes.

To take your first step towards an independent future, in a home that suits your needs, take a look at our available schemes below or by clicking here.

All of our Independent Living schemes offer:  

  • An emergency alarm system in each property for support and extra peace of mind
  • Access to a range of communal facilities to socialise, join in a range of activities or even just a spot of reading
  • A full repairs and maintenance service, with the reassurance of an emergency repairs response service too
  • Grounds maintenance, communal cleaning and window cleaning services to keep the building looking its best
  • The option of wellbeing calls five days a week from our experienced team of Independent Living Wellbeing and Compliance Assistants, to make sure you’re safe and well

Most schemes also offer:

  • A secure door entry system with an intercom in your apartment
  • Car parking for you and your visitors

Some include scooter stores and hair salons too. Our Independent Living team also works with residents to help facilitate a programme of social activities, which are of interest to residents, helping to strengthen the community and help residents make new friends. 

If you'd like to hear more about the "life changing" impact of living in one of our Independent Living schemes, please click here

Refer a Friend Scheme

Refer your friends and relatives and receive a reward, if they become a valued tenant.  For more details, please see below.

  • I am so pleased I have found such a nice place, it is spot on. The place is fantastic and everyone is sociable.

    New resident from a Independent Living Scheme

  • I am disabled and the help and attention I receive especially from the manager is wonderful.  I feel very safe and my family gratefully appreciate how happy I am.

    Independent Living Resident