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Extra Care housing

Extra Care housing offers primarily people aged over 55 independent living in a home of their own with the services on-site if they need them. It is purpose built accessible housing that enables people to stay independent and to look after themselves for longer. Housing management, care and support and domestic services are readily available in Extra Care housing.

A range of support services may be available on site including:

  • help with personal care
  • access to meals
  • help with domestic support, such as laundry, shopping and preparing meals
  • round-the-clock access to care if needed
  • social and leisure activities
  • emergency on-site response
​For further information please contact Adult Social Care on 0113 222 4401.

How is Extra Care housing different from sheltered housing?

​Extra Care housing includes the provision of on-site care and social activities.

How is Extra Care housing different from care homes?

​Extra Care housing aims to offer a home for life. You have your own front door and your own tenancy and offers a safe and secure home for people who need support, including people with physical/sensory impairments, dementia and learning disabilities. In addition, couples and friends with different care or support needs can stay together.

What community facilities may be available?

​Community facilities include communal lounges, hairdressing, library services and guest rooms. Some schemes offer more, such as a restaurant and bar.

Who provides the service?

​Most extra care schemes are built and run by housing associations or the local authority. Usually the care staff work under contract from Adult social care. You may make your own care arrangements using your personal budgets.

How much does Extra Care housing cost?

​There are three parts to the cost of Extra Care housing; the cost of renting your accommodation; the service charges and your care and support costs.

All the schemes vary in cost. The amount of rent, service and support charges you will pay depend on the size of your flat and the services you have been assessed for.  The cost for care is based on a financial assessment.

You may be eligible for help with some of these costs.