Extra Care Housing is currently delivered within Extra Care Housing Schemes. These are a group of self-contained flats to rent designed to maintain the independence of older people (usually 50+) who have care and support needs. The schemes consist of individual flats along with a range of communal facilities and care available on site.
To be eligible for Extra Care Housing you:
- must have eligible care needs under the Care Act 2014 as identified by the Council following a care needs assessment and;
- must have a housing need as determined by the Council's housing allocations policy - this includes:
- The need to move out of residential accommodation due to closure or change in registration
- Prevention of a crisis and their current situation breaking down
- Part of planned pathway step approach that will lead to better outcomes for the individual and a potentially cost effective solution for the Council
- Safeguarding considerations
- Improving mental health and wellbeing including social isolation
Applying for an Extra Care tenancy
Anyone who feels an Extra Care flat would suit their needs or knows of someone who would benefit from living in an Extra Care Housing Scheme should contact Gateway to Care and register their interest.
Register your interest
Fill in our simple online form.
Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.
PaperclipTo complete this form you will need an email address.Contact Gateway to care
Other ways to register your interest
You can do this over the phone
- Phone 01484 414933 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)
After you've contacted us
An assessment will take place within 28 days of it being requested. If your situation is very urgent and you are in crisis or serious risk of harm, we will aim to see you within 24 hours.