Retirement Living

Welcome to Retirement Living

Security, economy and convenience; when choosing a home for your retirement, these are probably your main priorities. But you do not want to give up your independence. Many retired people find that their present home no longer suits their needs. So you may be considering a move to a more compact and easily run home.

Properties to buy

Buxted Court Cherry Tree Court & Hillside Drive Church Bailey Court Hampton House Maryan Court Newnham Way / Mary Burfield Court

Properties to rent

Buxted Court Cherry Tree Court & Hillside Drive Church Bailey Court Hampton House Maryan Court Newnham Way / Mary Burfield Court Rumsey Court Wade Court Mary Burfield Court Joan Hughes Court Grants Hill Court Fazan Court

The purpose of Wealden Retirement Living is to provide residents with housing that includes on-site housing support, to enable them to live independently and in their own home for as long as possible. 

In all Wealden Council owned and managed retirement living properties there is a 24-hour Lifeline link and a secure door entry system, as well as a court management service. The Court Manager is able to provide non-personal care and housing-related support.  Residents requiring personal care or domestic support will need to either pay for this themselves, receive such assistance from family/friends, or be assessed by East Sussex County Council Adult Social Care for eligibility for assistance.

Applicants with care needs beyond the ability to be safely accommodated, or who exceed 14/15 hours of care per week, will be referred to East Sussex County Council for assessment for extra care housing or alternative appropriate housing.

Retirement living can be accessed by Wealden residents aged 60+. We can accept applications for people below this age if, for example, they have a physical disability and have been assessed as requiring both housing and support. Applicants for Wealden Retirement Living must be able to live independently with low/medium support.

Retirement Living is located across the district, in flats and a very a small number of bungalows. Each Wealden Retirement Living complex has a range of different facilities and most can offer:

  • a lounge for social events
  • art and crafts room and/or a library area
  • hairdressing
  • guest room
  • laundry room with modern washing machines and driers; and
  • communal gardens.

This service description is available in all Wealden Retirement Living Courts and on our website. It is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.