Extra Care housing
- About Extra Care
With Extra Care housing you have a home of your own, but with care and support on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
It is sometimes called Housing with Care, Close Care, Very Sheltered Housing or Assisted Living.
- Providers of Extra Care
Extra Care housing can be provided by a local authority, a housing association or a private company. You can rent or buy it, either by yourself or as a couple. As with places in care homes, the local authority may be able to assist you if you have eligible needs.
- Eligibility for Extra Care paid by the Council
To be eligible for Hampshire County Council funded Extra Care you must have an assessed care need and housing need. If you already receive care from the County Council speak to your care worker.
If you do not currently receive care from us you can request an assessment of your needs.
If your partner or spouse has different needs
Applications for Extra Care are assessed on need, but only one of you has to have an assessed care need. Several Extra Care schemes have flats with two bedrooms which are ideally suited for couples who want to stay together but require separate bedrooms.