Extra care housing offers a high level of services and facilities, meals and personal care services. Extra care housing schemes can also be called assisted living or housing-with-care. They are usually flats or apartments with shared rooms for activities and social events. Extra care schemes are for older people who can no longer live completely on their own but do not need 24-hour complex medical supervision.
Extra care housing is available from many different providers. Some extra care housing is allocated by social workers through a lettings scheme agreed between Sirona, housing associations and the Council. Social workers help to decide what type of accommodation you need.