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Solihull Home Options

Other housing options

There is a range of affordable housing available in the Solihull borough.  Apart from renting a council home you could also consider the following options.

  • Help to buy
  • Private rental
  • Mutual exchange
Phoenix Extra Care Scheme

Phoenix House is an extra care housing scheme comprising 43 one bedroom and 6 two bedroom apartments, of which most are for rent and 6 are for sale on a shared ownership basis.  The accommodation is entirely self-contained but residents do have access to a 24 hour care and support team.  The scheme is intended for older adults with care or support needs, allowing residents to retain their independence within a supportive and enabling environment.

Because residents must have a need for the specialist care provided, it will be necessary to undertake an assessment to confirm eligibility for the scheme.  All eligible applications will be considered by an Allocations Panel.  The Panel will determine priority and make final decisions on who will be offered vacant apartments within the scheme. 

The process for prospective purchasers will be slightly different.

Trinity Apartments Extra Care Scheme

Parkgate Trinity Apartments is a stylish and well-designed new development by Solihull Care Housing Association Ltd (SCHA) comprising 51 self-contained Extra Care apartments principally for people aged 55 and over who have social care and support needs. The development has a range of communal facilities and could well prove to be the right choice for you.

The scheme is ideally situated within the prestigious Parkgate leisure, retail and residential complex in the heart of Shirley and provides easy access to a wide range of useful facilities.

Extra Care housing offers a way of enabling residents to live independently for as long as possible. It provides the privacy and security of your own home, plus the benefits of a range of on-site facilities, activities and companionship. You will also have the reassurance of a 24 hour emergency response every day of the year.

The Extra Care service at Trinity Apartments will offer a real alternative to residential care and sheltered housing. A range of care and support needs are being provided for, including people with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and mental health related conditions
Key facts:
• 33x1 bedroom apartments for rent
• 18x2 bedroom apartments for sale on a shared ownership basis
• Large communal lounge, dining room, hairdressing salon, laundry, activities room, guest bedrooms, assisted bathrooms, scooter storage and rooftop sun lounge.
• Secured access into building
• Lifts to all floors

Application criteria:
• Aged 55 years or over with a care and support need. However, applicants under the age of 55 with a disability will also be considered.
• Ability to live independently with care and support provided.
• Already residing in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull or with close family relatives already living in the Borough (Please note that first priority will be given to people residing in Solihull).

A full-time non-resident Scheme Manager, together with a dedicated on-site team of staff trained to meet your care and support needs, will give you and your loved ones peace of mind regarding your safety and well-being.

All prospective applicants for accommodation will need to complete an application form and undergo a home assessment to confirm eligibility for the scheme. Decisions on allocations will be taken by a Panel comprising representatives from SCHA, Solihull Council’s Adult Social Care Team, Solihull Community Housing and the care & support provider commissioned by the Council – Sanctuary Home Care.

For more information on either scheme and current availability of properties, please visit the website

Hampton House Abbeyfields

Hampton House is a modern purpose built property providing excellent up-to-date facilities for our residents. The new development is designed to create a community which will provide all residents with a sense of well being, companionship and belonging within their own home.

At Hampton House we offer a real alternative to residential care and sheltered housing, meeting a wide range of care and support needs.

This development consists of 32 apartments with a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms.

Each apartment will be fully fitted with kitchens and wet rooms to allow full independence but with the benefit of support and a meal provision in a communal dining area for those who would like it.

For further information contact on either the scheme and current availability please contact Faith Freestone Senior House  Manager 17-19 Hampton Lane Solihull B91 2QJ or call  0121 709 4025 or visit the website


Help to buy

For information on Help to buy products, please visit  

Private rental

Solihull Community Housing can provide you with advice regarding the possibility of renting privately.  For further information please contact 0121 717 1515

Swap and Move

Looking for a mutual exchange? There is now a new mutual exchange website. Swap and Move lets you apply for a mutual exchange within the West Midlands and nationally. It is simple and easy to use.

You can browse properties without registering, advertise your home, search for a swap by postcode, and apply online when you agree to swap with another tenant.  For further information please visit

Other mutual exchanges

HomeSwapper is an alternative mutual exchange option for all social tenants (in rented property) in any part of the country, who want a house swap (or flat swap). If you live in a council house or housing association property please visit  Please note if you choose to join HomeSwapper there may be a charge.




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