Extra care

Extra care is a modern housing initiative designed to provide independent living combined with flexible care options. Specifically for the over-55s, it is a cost-effective way of remaining independent in your own home while having access to personalised on-site care if it is needed. Extra care provides independence without isolation.

Typically, an extra care development consists of one and two bedroom apartments within a secure and attractive complex. All developments offer luxurious surroundings and benefit from having a range of facilities, such as an on-site restaurant, residents' lounge, activities room, and hairdressing salon.

Extra care housing is different because:

  • You are living at home – not in a home.
  • You are free to come and go as you please.
  • You have your own front door – you decide who comes in.
  • Couples and friends can stay together.
  • There is a mix of able and less able older people.
  • 24-hour care services are available – if you need them.
  • You get support to retain your independence.
  • You can join in social activities – or choose not to.
  • You have control over your finances.
  • You have security – a home for life.

Find out more about what is available and how to apply here.

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