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Sheltered and Extra Care housing

Sheltered housing

Sheltered (or retirement) housing is suitable for people who like to live independently but like to know they are not alone in case of an emergency. Sheltered housing can either be made up of bungalows, self-contained flats or bedrooms. We provide sheltered housing along with housing associations, charities and independent organisations. There is a full list of sheltered housing in the Leeds Care Homes and Housing Options Directory which can be found in the in the Documents section. You can also see what sheltered housing is available by visiting the Leeds Homes website. A link can be found in the External links section.

How to apply for sheltered housing

To apply for sheltered housing you first need to register with Leeds Homes. Either:

  • download, complete and return the Leeds Homes membership form which can be found in the Documents section
  • speak to a Leeds Homes advisor on 0113 222 4413. If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us using the Contact us form on this page.
  • visit your local Housing Office or One Stop Centre if you would like to speak to someone in person

Extra Care housing

New Extra Care housing, Wharfedale View, is being built in Yeadon, you can find out more from the video on this page. 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 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).​​​ If you are unable to use the telephone you can email us using the Contact us form on this page.

The Leeds Information and advice strategy in the documents section sets out how a local alliance of health and social care agencies active within the city will work together to improve information and advice services for people with care and support needs.

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Click to expandHow is Extra Care housing different from sheltered housing?

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

Click to expandHow 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.

Click to expandWhat 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.

Click to expandWho 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.

Click to expandHow 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.

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