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sheltered housing Line breaks: shel|tered hous|ing
Pronunciation: /ʃɛltədˈhaʊzɪŋ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also sheltered accommodation)

Definition of sheltered housing in English:


[mass noun] British
Accommodation for elderly or disabled people consisting of private independent units with some shared facilities and a warden.
Example sentences
  • Councillors pointed out that the entrance to sheltered accommodation for elderly people shares the lane.
  • For 18 years she has worked as a warden for Humphrey Booth Housing which provides sheltered accommodation for the elderly.
  • Elderly residents relying on sheltered accommodation are living in fear because often they only have a warden for half an hour a day.
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