Independent living

Independent living schemes

Thanks to advances in medicine and more active lifestyles, our population of older residents looks set to grow over the coming decades. In response to this, we are building future proofed accommodation to help people live independently, with social and care services on hand should they need it.

Independent living gives residents a safe and secure home with their own front door but whilst also being surrounded by a like-minded community.

We are investing in these schemes to make sure we have the right housing available for our older residents, most of whom want to live independently for as long as possible.

Why choose independent living?

  • support to help you remain in your home for as long as possible
  • can prevent or delay a placement in residential care
  • provides a secure environment
  • make friends with people of a similar age with similar interests
  • plenty of opportunities to take part in on-site activities
  • modern homes that are low maintenance

These are the schemes we currently operate.

All Saints View (Houghton Regis)

All Saints View, in Houghton Regis – applications are now open for a brand new scheme providing 168 smart-living apartments and on-site amenities in the heart of Houghton Regis. The first phase is due to open early 2022.

All Saints View exterior

Priory View (Dunstable)

Priory View, in Dunstable – an award-winning vibrant community building close to the centre of Dunstable which opened in 2016.

Apply for Priory View

Priory View

Dunstable health and social care hub and housing

Integrated health and care hub apartment development – a brand new scheme providing 98 1 and 2-bedroom apartments the residents of which will benefit from town centre living and, also by having access to the health services of the hub right on their doorstep. The development is scheduled for completion spring 2023.

Greenfields (Leighton Buzzard)

Catalyst Housing Association operates Greenfields, in Leighton Buzzard.

Apply for Greenfields

Quince Court (Sandy)

Grand Union Housing Group is developing Quince Court, in Sandy. This scheme will have 25 new apartments to rent through us. It is due to open in autumn 2021.

Apply for Quince Court

View or download Quince Court brochure (PDF).

Quince Court


Sorrel Gardens (Biggleswade)

Grand Union Housing Group is developing Sorrel Gardens, in Biggleswade. This will provide 93 new apartments due for completion in summer 2022.

Sorrel Gardens is not yet open for applications, but you can register your interest with Grand Union Housing Group to be contacted about this scheme and be notified once applications open.

Questions and answers

How old do I have to be to be considered for independent living?

The minimum age for independent living is 55. There is no upper age limit.

Will there be disabled access?

Yes, all schemes are accessible for wheelchair users.

What are the tenancy options?

It does depend on your chosen scheme however there are options for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Will there be service charges and if so, what do they cover?

Yes, there will be costs associated with maintaining the communal areas including fire alarms, emergency lighting, cleaning, gardening and building insurance. There will also be a wellbeing/care charge.

Will costs be reviewed?

Yes, the costs will be reviewed annually, and information will be sent to the residents in advance of any changes.

More information is available by clicking the links to the dedicated pages for each scheme.