Residential, Nursing and Extra Care

The benefits of Extra Care housing for you, your family and carers

Living in an Extra Care scheme has many benefits over other forms of care and support:

  • preventative and well-being services to increase independence and reduce the need for hospital admissions or residential care
  • clinics with visiting health professionals
  • qualified staff onsite to respond quickly to a variety of personal care and other support needs
  • modern, high quality and attractive buildings close to local facilities
  • a choice of one or two bedroom apartments, with your own front door
  • shared facilities such as a laundry, restaurant, hairdressing, lounges and gardens
  • social activities such as choral groups, healthy walking, photography and film clubs
  • the opportunity to meet new friends and become part of a vibrant community

Research published showed that people living in Extra Care housing enjoyed better health, had fewer hospital stays and a lower number of falls. They were also less likely to move into residential care.

More: understanding Extra Care housing Including the costs of moving from your own home


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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

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Related links

  • Find out about the Project Extra Care programme

  • Elderly Accommodation Council (EAC) helping people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs

  • Housing Care - specialist directories and information on nursing homes, residential care homes, sheltered housing, extra care housing and retirement villages

  • Housing LIN - connecting people and promoting innovative new ideas that enhance the housing choices of older people