Sheltered Housing

Sheltered accommodation is a warden controlled scheme that is available to applicants over 50 years of age.

The role of the warden is to act as a “good neighbour”. They are not employed to administer drugs or provide nursing care. Each morning the warden will “call” their residents using an intercom system. However, they will only call those residents that have requested it. The warden is provided with a master key to each property within their scheme, although this is only used for emergencies.

There are 6 schemes with 195 units throughout the Borough, the schemes are located:

  • Cae’r Wern, Ynysfach
  • Greenwood Close, Twynyrodyn
  • Haven Close, Troedyrhiw
  • Horeb Close, Penydarren
  • Rhydfach,  Pentrebach
  • St Tydfils Court,  Caedraw

 Wales & West Housing manages four retirement schemes in the county borough, as below.

  • Ty Pontrhun, Phyllis Street, Troedyrhiw, CF48 4DS
  • Ty Brynseion, Dowlais, CF48 3SR
  • Bodalaw, Ivor Street, Dowlais, CF48 3LR
  • Ty Gwaunfarren, Penyfan View, Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9EB.

There is a scheme manager at each scheme, Monday to Friday, who can offer advice and assistance with independent living. Find out more at, or to talk through your options and to apply call WWH’s Housing Options Team on 0800 052 2526 or email


Please see the table below for age criteria:

Merthyr Valleys Homes

Age 50 and over

Merthyr Tydfil Housing   Association

55 and over

Hafod Housing

55 and over

Wales & West Housing

55 and over, or 50 with supporting reasons.

Each complex has a community hall where social activities take place. These include; coffee mornings, fish and chips nights, bingo and Christmas parties. Whilst these activities help to prevent loneliness’, they are not compulsory.

For further information please contact Housing Solutions on 01685 725452.

  • Older People's Housing Options

    Older People's Housing Options