Extra Care schemes are affordable housing for people 55+ with varying levels of care needs. The schemes are an alternative to residential care. They are a great option for older people who wish to live independently in a safe environment.
Benefits to living in an Extra Care Scheme:
Who can live in an Extra Care Scheme?
To live in an Extra Care Scheme, you must meet all the criteria below:
If you don’t have a Social Worker or haven’t been assessed by the Adult Social Care team, you will need to have this done before applying. This care assessment will determine if you meet the eligibility criteria.