What is the minimum age requirement for sheltered/retirement housing?

Most frequently the age requirement, for specialist housing for older people, is 60 years of age. This age requirement can be lower or higher depending on the eligiblity criteria set by the housing provider.

For couples where only one member is over the qualifying age, this will often be sufficient for the couple to meet the age requirements. However, it is uncommon for these exceptions to be made where an older person wishes to live with their children, who do not meet the age requirements, or a younger carer.