Independent Living

The Independent Living Scheme allows anyone over the age of 55 to purchase a purpose-built, modern apartment that, while focusing on autonomy, comes with access to a wide range of communal facilities and support, should you need them in the future.

Orbitโ€™s Independent Living developments are designed with space, comfort, personal safety and security in mind, resulting in a smart and flexible new home that can change with you as your requirements change.

Who is it for?

Our apartments are for homeowners who, while growing older, still value their independence, but within a safe space.

Older people with little to no care needs can relax in their retirement, knowing that general day-to-day responsibilities like external property maintenance, gardening and window cleaning are all taken care of.

Whether you are keen on your own space and want to enjoy your retirement in peace, or take advantage of the communal living space to engage with your fellow residents, our retirement living apartments are perfectly suited to as much or as little as you want.

Importantly, both homeowners and their families are given peace of mind in the knowledge that should their requirements change as the years go by, a specialist Orbit Homes team will be on-hand to assist.

What is included?

Each brand new apartment is designed to meet Lifetime Homes Standards, ensuring that it is easily adaptable to your changing needs. It will be spacious and designed with simple but effective conveniences such as high level plug sockets and ovens, walk-in showers, easy turn taps and lower-mounted wall units included as standard, to make your new home as comfortable as possible.

In addition, Orbit provide an on-site Scheme Manager and a 24-hour emergency call system, meaning help and support is always available, should you require it.


In order to be eligible to purchase a home at one of our Independent Living developments you must be over 55.


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